bewitch[bē wic̸h′, bi-]
bewitch definition by Webster's New World
- to use witchcraft or magic on; cast a spell over
- to attract and delight irresistibly; enchant; fascinate; charm
Origin: Middle English biwicchen ; from be-, intensive plush wicchen ; from Old English wiccian ; from wicca, witch
bewitch definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb be·witched, be·witch·ing, be·witch·es
- To place under one's power by or as if by magic; cast a spell over.
- To captivate completely; entrance. See Synonyms at charm.
Origin: Middle English biwicchen : probably bi-, be- + wicchen (from Old English wiccian, from wicce, witch, or wicca, sorcerer); see weg- in Indo-European roots.
- be·witchˈer noun
- be·witchˈer·y noun
- be·witchˈing·ly adverb