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. [1913 Webster]

And now about the caldron sing, Like elves and fairies in a ring, Enchanting all that you put in. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

He is enchanted, cannot speak. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

2. To delight in a high degree; to charm; to enrapture; as, music enchants the ear. [1913 Webster]

Arcadia was the charmed circle where all his spirits forever should be enchanted. --Sir P. Sidney.

Syn: To charm; bewitch; fascinate. Cf. {Charm}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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