1. charming; captivating: an enchanting smile.

verb (used with object)

  1. to subject to magical influence; bewitch: fairytales about witches who enchant handsome princes and beautiful maidens.
  2. to delight to a high degree: Her gaiety and wit have enchanted us all.
  3. to impart a magic quality or effect to.


  1. pleasant; delightful

verb (tr)

  1. to cast a spell on; bewitch
  2. to delight or captivate utterly; fascinate; charm

late 14c., literal and figurative, from Old French enchanter “bewitch, charm, cast a spell” (12c.), from Latin incantare (see enchantment). Or perhaps a back-formation from enchantment. Related: Enchanting; enchantingly. Enchanted in weakened sense of “delighted” is from 1590s.

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