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ENCHANT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does enchant mean? 

ENCHANT (verb)
  The verb ENCHANT has 3 senses:

1. hold spellbound
2. attract; cause to be enamored
3. cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something

  Familiarity information: ENCHANT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


ENCHANT (verb)


Sense 1enchant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Hold spellbound

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

enchant; enrapture; enthral; enthrall; ravish; delight; transport

Hypernyms (to "enchant" is one way to...):

delight; please (give pleasure to or be pleasing to)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The good news will enchant her

Antonym:

disenchant (free from enchantment)


Sense 2enchant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Attract; cause to be enamored

Classified under:

Verbs of feeling

Synonyms:

trance; entrance; enamour; enamor; charm; captivate; bewitch; becharm; capture; enchant; beguile; fascinate; catch

Context example:

She captured all the men's hearts

Hypernyms (to "enchant" is one way to...):

appeal; attract (be attractive to)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "enchant"):

hold (hold the attention of)

work (gratify and charm, usually in order to influence)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody

Sentence example:

The performance is likely to enchant Sue


Sense 3enchant [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

witch; glamour; hex; jinx; bewitch; enchant

Hypernyms (to "enchant" is one way to...):

becharm; charm (control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "enchant"):

voodoo (bewitch by or as if by a voodoo)

spell (place under a spell)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


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