One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Enchant; fascinate.‘he was a child when the power of a mythic image first ensorcelled him’
in love with, infatuated with, besotted with, smitten with, love-struck by, captivated by, charmed by, enchanted by, fascinated by, bewitched by, beguiled by, enthralled by, entranced by, enraptured by, keen on, taken with, head over heels for, under the spell of, consumed with desire forView synonyms
- ‘So once again they manage to juxtapose the puissant music with the borderline puerile ideas, ensorcelling you before dropping you with an abrupt thud.’
- ‘A wereson is one who is ensorcelled - who has within him another being, hidden, watchful and looking out.’
- ‘She crossed the room to the ensorcelled doctor.’
- ‘Though the 56-year-old first took to ensorcelling many decades ago, it was only after self-publishing the first of his five books on magic, that he decided to delve into the mysteries of retail.’
- ‘But this time I was completely ensorcelled.’
Mid 16th century: from Old French ensorceler, alteration of ensorcerer, from sorcier ‘sorcerer’.
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