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charm

charm

 
 
pronunciation:
charm
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: (sometimes pl.) the capability to allure, delight, and please; attractiveness.
Small animals such as puppies and kittens hold a special charm for human beings.
synonyms:
allure, appeal, attractiveness, magnetism
similar words:
beauty, charisma, grace, pulchritude, witchery
definition 2: (sometimes pl.) any trait, such as manner, beauty, or personality, that gives this capability.
She is twelve now but still has the charm of childish innocence.The charms of the Caribbean attract many visitors.
synonyms:
attraction, fascination
similar words:
allurement, draw, enticement, grace
definition 3: any small ornament to be worn on a chain; trinket.
She got two new charms for her bracelet; one is a little cat, and the other is a heart.
synonyms:
trinket
similar words:
bauble, bijou, ornament
definition 4: an object believed to have a magical protective effect or to bring luck; amulet.
The wizard gave him a charm that would make him invisible.
 
synonyms:
amulet, phylactery, talisman
similar words:
fetish, mascot, rabbit's foot, scarab
definition 5: an action or utterance whose performance is believed to have magical effects; spell.
The troll repeated the charm three times, and the princess turned to stone.
synonyms:
incantation, spell
similar words:
abracadabra, conjuration, hex, invocation, magic, open sesame, sorcery
definition 6: in physics, a property of one type of quark.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: charmed, charming, charms
definition 1: to fascinate or delight; enrapture.
With her darling smile and clapping hands, the baby charms everyone who sees her.
synonyms:
allure, appeal to, beguile, bewitch, captivate, delight, enchant, entrance, fascinate, spellbind
antonyms:
appall
similar words:
attract, enrapture, enthrall, intrigue, mesmerize, please, seduce, slay, tempt
definition 2: to influence by personal attractiveness or pleasing manners.
He charmed his boss into forgetting their quarrel.
synonyms:
beguile, cajole, inveigle, sweet-talk
antonyms:
alienate
similar words:
blandish, entice, flatter, induce, influence, persuade, seduce, soft-soap
definition 3: to act upon with or as if with magical power; enchant; bewitch.
The saint is said to have charmed the snakes, making them leave the island.
synonyms:
bewitch, enchant
similar words:
entrance, hex, mesmerize, spellbind, witch
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to allure or cause delight.
These old movies still have the power to charm.
synonyms:
allure, delight, fascinate, please
similar words:
attract, romance
definition 2: to use magic.
A wizard has the ability to charm and enchant.
derivation: charmer (n.)