verb (used with object)
- to subject to magical influence; bewitch: fairytales about witches who enchant handsome princes and beautiful maidens.
- to delight to a high degree: Her gaiety and wit have enchanted us all.
- to impart a magic quality or effect to.
- under a spell; bewitched; magical
- utterly delighted or captivated; fascinated; charmed
- to cast a spell on; bewitch
- to delight or captivate utterly; fascinate; charm
late 14c., literal and figurative, from Old French enchanter “bewitch, charm, cast a spell” (12c.), from Latin incantare (see enchantment). Or perhaps a back-formation from enchantment. Related: Enchanting; enchantingly. Enchanted in weakened sense of “delighted” is from 1590s.