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bewitch

be·witch

bewitch

 
pronunciation:
b wIch
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Word Parts
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bewitched, bewitches, bewitching
definition 1: to enchant or cast a spell over with or as if with witchcraft.
The evil sorceress bewitched the princess.She had bewitched him, and he knew he had to see her again.
synonyms:
charm, enchant, hex, witch
similar words:
curse, jinx, mesmerize, possess, trick, voodoo
definition 2: to fascinate or charm.
The movements of the dancers bewitched the audience.
synonyms:
allure, beguile, captivate, charm, enchant, entrance, fascinate, spellbind
antonyms:
repel
similar words:
enchain, enrapture, enthrall, hypnotize, intrigue, inveigle, mesmerize, seduce, transfix
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.
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The prefix be- forms verbs from nouns and verbs.