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or en·sor·cel  (ĕn-sôr′səl)
tr.v. en·sor·celled, en·sor·cel·ling, en·sor·cells or en·sor·celed or en·sor·cel·ing or en·sor·cels
To enchant; bewitch.

[French ensorceler, from Old French ensorcerer, ensorceler : en-, intensive pref.; see en-1 + sorcier, sorcerer; see sorcerer.]

en·sor′cell·ment n.
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vb (tr)
to enchant
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or en•sor•cel

(ɛnˈsɔr səl)

v.t. -celled or -celed, -cell•ing or -cel•ing.
to bewitch.
[1535–45; < Middle French ensorceler to bewitch. See en-1, sorcerer]
en•sor′cell•ment, n.
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(The two prominent pictures in our house were of the Mona Lisa and JFK.) But after puzzling over it, I finally decided that JFK had the sort of magnetism that could ensorcell big crowds, so he did not need to squander it on mail boys.
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