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Meaning of bewitch by Wiktionary Dictionary



    From Middle English bewicchen, equivalent to be- +‎ witch .


    • IPA: /bɪˈwɪtʃ/
    • Rhymes: -ɪtʃ


Explanation of bewitch by Wordnet Dictionary


    1. cast a spell over someone or something

    2. attract strongly, as if with a magnet

    3. attract

    Definition of bewitch by GCIDE Dictionary


    1. Bewitch v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bewitched ( ); p. pr. & vb. n. Bewitching.]
      1. To gain an ascendency over by charms or incantations; to affect ( esp. to injure ) by witchcraft or sorcery.

      See how I am bewitched; behold, mine arm

      Is like a blasted sapling withered up. Shak.

      2. To charm; to fascinate; to please to such a degree as to take away the power of resistance; to enchant.

      The charms of poetry our souls bewitch. Dryden.

      Syn. -- To enchant; captivate; charm; entrance.