Definition of enchant in English:


Syllabification: en·chant
Pronunciation: /inˈCHant
, enˈCHant


[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.
1.1Put (someone or something) under a spell: (as adjective enchanted) an enchanted garden
More example sentences
  • 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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