ensorcell
[ en-sawr-suhl ]
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Part of Speechverb, verbOrigin + Etymology
mid 16th century: French; from Old French ensorceler, alteration of ensorcerer, from sorcier ‘sorcerer’
Synonyms
verb
enthrallhypnotizestupefy
verb
fascinatecharmattract
Antonyms
verb
disenchant
verb
repeldisgustbore
Definition
verbto bewitch, charm, or enchant
verbto fascinate
Examples
verbA) He aimed to ensorcell them to sleep eternally. B) Once the spell was complete, she could ensorcell the door to remain locked.
verbA) So legendary was his charm that, with a word, he could ensorcell anyone he met. B) Her street artwork would ensorcell anyone who passed by, drawing them in for a closer look.
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