Definition of bewitch in English:

bewitch

Line breaks: be|witch
Pronunciation: /bɪˈwɪtʃ
 
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verb

[with object]

Derivatives

bewitcher

noun
More example sentences
  • He gave her the ability to cast, thinking it would satisfy her ambition and keep her as a bewitcher of men for as long as possible.
  • A full year's abstinence is considered necessary to become a really effective bewitcher or curer.
  • Once the bewitcher is unmasked they are then confronted and asked to call off the attack.

bewitchingly

adverb
More example sentences
  • What else one can look forward to are the bewitchingly beautiful beach villas with the best of amenities ranging from food to entertainment.
  • There is a whole new world of sight and insight, both bewitchingly beautiful, to be discovered and savoured!
  • Choose from among a panoply of fresh, forthright, and bewitchingly flavored coconut-milk curries, hot-and-sour soups, and noodle dishes.

bewitchment

noun
More example sentences
  • When the lovely daughter tries to lay the blame for her own transgression on a bewitchment, Nell and her grandmother suffer terrible consequences from the frenzied folly of a superstitious community.
  • He also remarked on the harmful effects of ‘the almost universal belief amongst the common people in so-called spells and bewitchments’.
  • Broadly speaking, the frequency of supposed bewitchments diminished; their scope was restricted to personal, not communal, misfortunes; socially, a narrower range of persons was involved.

Origin

Middle English: from be- 'thoroughly' + witch.

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