bewitch Meaning, Definition & Usage

  1. verb attract; cause to be enamored
    capture; entrance; fascinate; enamour; trance; captivate; beguile; charm; catch; becharm; enchant; enamor.
    • She captured all the men's hearts
  2. verb attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    mesmerize; mesmerise; magnetize; magnetise; spellbind.
    • She magnetized the audience with her tricks
  3. verb cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
    hex; glamour; witch; enchant; jinx.


Be*witch" transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Bewitched present participle & verbal noun 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.

Webster 1913