Children's, Intermediate and Advanced Online English Dictionary & Thesaurus

Comprehensive
Dictionary Suite
Help
Help
Help
 
Intermediate Dictionary
   
Display options
Show syllables
Show Lookup History
Double-Click Lookup
  Show Spanish support
 
Pronunciation
Wordsmyth
  Phonics
  IPA
 
Entry formats
Standard
  Classic
 
Lookup History
bewitch

be·witch

bewitch

 
 
pronunciation:
b wIch
features:
Word Parts
part of speech: verb
inflections: bewitched, bewitches, bewitching
definition 1: to enchant or cast a spell over with magic or as if with magic.
The evil fairy bewitched the princess.
synonyms:
enchant
similar words:
curse, jinx, possess, trick
definition 2: to charm or fascinate.
The many colors of her garden bewitched her guests.
synonyms:
charm, enchant, entrance, fascinate
antonyms:
repel
similar words:
enthrall, hypnotize, intrigue
derivations: bewitchingly (adv.), bewitcher (n.), bewitchment (n.)
Word Parts
The word bewitch contains the following part:
be- Old English prefix that means to cover or surround with; to act on or change another.
Show wordsHide wordsMore about this word part:
The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.