Definition of enchant in English:

enchant

verb

[WITH OBJECT]
  • 1Fill (someone) with great delight; charm.

    ‘Isabel was enchanted with the idea’
    • ‘New acquaintances are genuinely enchanted by my son's name and that tickles me.’
    • ‘Following the traditional fairy tale of Sleeping Beauty and with the musical score by Tchaikovsky, the performance is certain to enchant audiences of all ages.’
    • ‘What is it about Faberge that still enchants us today?’
    • ‘He loved dogs and was completely enchanted by Lacy's affable personality.’
    • ‘Young international ballerinas in colorful leotards begin the evening with an excitement that enchanted the audience.’
    • ‘How is it that a story deceives us with its deliberate motive of telling lies, yet entices us, enchants us with delight and relief?’
    • ‘Completely enchanted, they watched the diver from the comfort of the viewing tunnel.’
    • ‘Reia gazed out the window, her eyes enchanted by the world's serene beauty.’
    • ‘The changing light patterns will enchant people of all ages,’ he adds.’
    • ‘Sargent captured her youthful spirit and the complicated charm that so enchanted Parisian society.’
    • ‘He enchanted the audience with his sonorous voice and his evocations of Milan.’
    • ‘He is able to capture what's unusual and different and remains deeply enchanted by Asia.’
    • ‘My goal is to create dazzling, juicy watercolors that enchant the viewer,’ she said.’’
    • ‘And Alex was equally enchanted by this woman at his side.’
    • ‘David was enchanted with his beautiful young bride and she in turn appeared to be very happy with her new life in Britain.’
    • ‘The dream of flight has enchanted humans since ancient times.’
    • ‘This is evidence that buyers are enchanted by connections with the famous, however tenuous.’
    • ‘It has the royal rose, the fascinating lily, the alluring ‘mogra’, and a host of other colourful flowers which enchant visitors.’
    • ‘From the moment I read that book I was enchanted with the heroism and gallantry and poetry of Collins's life.’
    • ‘I don't know much about her other than that she is a BBC radio personality and has a name that forever captivates and enchants me.’
    captivate, charm, delight, dazzle, enrapture, entrance, enthral, beguile, bewitch, spellbind, ensnare, fascinate, hypnotize, mesmerize
    View synonyms
    1. 1.1often as adjective enchanted Put (someone or something) under a spell.
      ‘an enchanted garden’
      • ‘I can only think they must have enchanted glasses in there, because no matter how much champagne I drank, my glass never seemed to go down.’
      • ‘Wizardry was the art of manipulating objects, doing things such as creating fires and enchanting items.’
      • ‘It wasn't only beautiful, but scary, too, as the best enchanted worlds should be.’
      • ‘With his newly enchanted sword, the imps didn't stand a chance.’
      • ‘It seemed to shimmer, as if it were enchanted; but it didn't shimmer with light, it shimmered with darkness.’
      • ‘Isn't there a Druid spell that enchants a cloak to help protect you against heat?’
      • ‘The inside of the cottage was much larger than the outside and she new at once that it was enchanted.’
      • ‘It must create a magnificent spell that could enchant the whole land.’
      • ‘It was the first and only enchanted weapon that this world would ever know.’
      • ‘Dragotin's flute had a power to enchant listeners.’
      • ‘The lights in the room danced as if some mystical creature had enchanted them.’
      • ‘This suit is enchanted so it changes with you and it never rips apart.’
      • ‘It was magically enchanted, so the vender said, and would protect me as needed.’
      • ‘Each sword is enchanted in various ways, and each has unique powers, although none overpowered the others.’
      • ‘It peeked beyond the brushes of the thorns that surrounded the dark enchanted lands of Ardor.’
      • ‘The lightning bolt found its mark, but was defeated by one of the many enchanted items she wore.’
      • ‘He enjoyed wandering that enchanted planet, taking in the magic.’
      • ‘The bag was enchanted, and could hold up to ninety pounds of stuff and still only weigh three.’
      • ‘I try and rip the ever-tightening and heating collar from my neck, but it is enchanted and won't come off.’
      • ‘Kim also enchanted his swords, giving them a keener edge and a hint of water to them.’

Origin

Late Middle English (in the senses ‘put under a spell’ and ‘delude’; formerly also as inchant): from French enchanter, from Latin incantare, from in- ‘in’ + cantare ‘sing’.

Pronunciation

enchant

/ɪnˈtʃɑːnt//ɛnˈtʃɑːnt/