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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Enchant  \En*chant"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Enchanted};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Enchanting}.]  [F.  enchanter,  L.  incantare  to  chant  or 
  utter  a  magic  formula  over  or  against  one  to  bewitch;  in  in 
  against  +  cantare  to  sing.  See  {Chant},  and  cf 
  {Incantation}.] 
  1.  To  charm  by  sorcery;  to  act  on  by  enchantment;  to  get 
  control  of  by  magical  words  and  rites. 
 
  And  now  about  the  caldron  sing,  Like  elves  and 
  fairies  in  a  ring,  Enchanting  all  that  you  put  in 
  --Shak. 
 
  He  is  enchanted,  cannot  speak.  --Tennyson. 
 
  2.  To  delight  in  a  high  degree;  to  charm;  to  enrapture;  as 
  music  enchants  the  ear. 
 
  Arcadia  was  the  charmed  circle  where  all  his  spirits 
  forever  should  be  enchanted.  --Sir  P. 
  Sidney. 
 
  Syn:  To  charm;  bewitch;  fascinate.  Cf  {Charm}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  enchant 
  v  1:  hold  spellbound  [syn:  {enrapture},  {transport},  {enthrall}, 
  {ravish},  {enthral},  {delight}]  [ant:  {disenchant}] 
  2:  attract;  cause  to  be  enamored;  "She  captured  all  the  men's 
  hearts"  [syn:  {capture},  {enamour},  {trance},  {catch},  {becharm}, 
  {enamor},  {captivate},  {beguile},  {charm},  {fascinate},  {bewitch}, 
  {entrance}] 
  3:  cast  a  spell  over  someone  or  something  put  a  hex  on  someone 
  or  something  [syn:  {hex},  {bewitch},  {glamour},  {witch},  {jinx}] 




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