verb (used with object)
- to fill or inflame with love (usually used in the passive and followed by of or sometimes with): to be enamored of a certain lady; a brilliant woman with whom he became enamored.
- to charm or captivate.
- in love; captivated; charmed
c.1300, from Old French enamorer “to fall in love with; to inspire love (12c., Modern French enamourer), from en-, causative prefix (see en- (1)), + amour “love,” from amare “to love” (see Amy). An equivalent formation to Provençal, Spanish, Portuguese enamorar, Italian innamorare.