Definition of enchant in English:


Line breaks: en|chant
Pronunciation: /ɪnˈtʃɑːnt
, ɛn-/


[with object]
1Fill (someone) with great delight; charm: Isabel was enchanted with the idea
More example sentences
  • How is it that a story deceives us with its deliberate motive of telling lies, yet entices us, enchants us with delight and relief?
  • From the moment I read that book I was enchanted with the heroism and gallantry and poetry of Collins's life.
  • David was enchanted with his beautiful young bride and she in turn appeared to be very happy with her new life in Britain.
1.1 (often as adjective enchanted) Put (someone or something) under a spell: an enchanted garden
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  • Isn't there a Druid spell that enchants a cloak to help protect you against heat?
  • I can only think they must have enchanted glasses in there, because no matter how much champagne I drank, my glass never seemed to go down.
  • It wasn't only beautiful, but scary, too, as the best enchanted worlds should be.


late Middle English (in the senses 'put under a spell' and 'delude'; formerly also as inchant): from French enchanter, from Latin incantare, from in- 'in' + cantare 'sing'.



More example sentences
  • Every child was emerging from his or her home, listening enchantedly to the marvelous tune.

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