[syn: hex, bewitch, glamour, witch, enchant, jinx]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
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.
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.
Syn: To charm; bewitch; fascinate. Cf. Charm.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
v 1: hold spellbound [syn: enchant, enrapture, transport,
enthrall, ravish, enthral, delight] [ant:
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, enchant]
3: cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone
or something [syn: hex, bewitch, glamour, witch,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
75 Moby Thesaurus words for "enchant":
absorb, absorb the attention, allure, arrest, attract, becharm,
beguile, bewitch, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, catch,
charm, delectate, delight, draw, engage, engage the attention,
engage the mind, engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind,
engross the thoughts, enrapture, enravish, ensorcel, ensorcell,
enthrall, entrance, exercise, fascinate, freak out, glamour, grab,
grip, hex, hold, hold spellbound, hold the interest, hoodoo,
hypnotize, immerse, imparadise, infatuate, intrigue, involve,
involve the interest, knock dead, knock out, magic, magnetize,
mesmerize, monopolize, obsess, occupy, occupy the attention,
please, preoccupy, ravish, send, slay, spell, spellbind, take,
take up, thrill, tickle, tickle pink, titillate, transport, vamp,
voodoo, wile, witch, wow