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Bewitch   /bɪwˈɪtʃ/   Listen

(past & past part. bewitched; pres. part. bewitching)
Attract; cause to be enamored.  Synonyms: becharm, beguile, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance.
Attract strongly, as if with a magnet.  Synonyms: magnetise, magnetize, mesmerise, mesmerize, spellbind.
Cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something.  Synonyms: enchant, glamour, hex, jinx, witch.

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"Bewitch" Quotes from Famous Books

... experiment therein (for one would have thought that the essential element of faith was lacking in this case), it is undoubtedly the true view as concerns the ceremonial magic of the past. As this author well says: "Witchcraft, properly so-called, that is ceremonial operation with intent to bewitch, acts only on the operator, and serves to fix and confirm his will, by formulating it with persistence and labour, the two ...
— Bygone Beliefs • H. Stanley Redgrove

... nor has once knocked at my door, unkind that he is! Hath Love flown off with his light desires by some other path—Love and Aphrodite? To-morrow I will go to the wrestling school of Timagetus, to see my love and to reproach him with all the wrong he is doing me. But now I will bewitch him with my enchantments! Do thou, Selene, shine clear and fair, for softly, Goddess, to thee will I sing, and to Hecate of hell. The very whelps shiver before her as she fares through black blood and across the barrows of ...
— Theocritus, Bion and Moschus rendered into English Prose • Andrew Lang

... round to one's senses, bring to one's senses; draw over, win over, gain over, come over, talk over; procure, enlist, engage; invite, court. tempt, seduce, overpersuade[obs3], entice, allure, captivate, fascinate, bewitch, carry away, charm, conciliate, wheedle, coax, lure; inveigle; tantalize; cajole &c. (deceive) 545. tamper with, bribe, suborn, grease the palm, bait with a silver hook, gild the pill, make things pleasant, put a sop into the pan, throw a sop ...
— Roget's Thesaurus

... Dan stammered. "You bewitch me." He bent lower to kiss her cheek, when he suddenly thrilled to the realization that ...
— The Inn at the Red Oak • Latta Griswold

Words linked to "Bewitch" :   tempt, work, voodoo, appeal, mesmerise, hold, spell, glamour, witch, bewitchment, attract, influence

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