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bewitch


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bewitch  \Be*witch"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Bewitched};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Bewitching}.] 
  1.  To  gain  an  ascendency  over  by  charms  or  incantations;  to 
  affect  (esp.  to  injure)  by  witchcraft  or  sorcery. 
 
  See  how  I  am  bewitched;  behold,  mine  arm  Is  like  a 
  blasted  sapling  withered  up  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  charm;  to  fascinate;  to  please  to  such  a  degree  as  to 
  take  away  the  power  of  resistance;  to  enchant. 
 
  The  charms  of  poetry  our  souls  bewitch.  --Dryden. 
 
  Syn:  To  enchant;  captivate;  charm;  entrance. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bewitch 
  v  1:  attract;  cause  to  be  enamored;  "She  captured  all  the  men's 
  hearts"  [syn:  {capture},  {enamour},  {trance},  {catch},  {becharm}, 
  {enamor},  {captivate},  {beguile},  {charm},  {fascinate}, 
  {entrance},  {enchant}] 
  2:  attract  strongly,  as  if  with  a  magnet;  "She  magnetized  the 
  audience  with  her  tricks"  [syn:  {magnetize},  {mesmerize}, 
  {spellbind}] 
  3:  cast  a  spell  over  someone  or  something  put  a  hex  on  someone 
  or  something  [syn:  {hex},  {glamour},  {witch},  {enchant},  {jinx}] 




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