- to use witchcraft or magic on; cast a spell over
- to attract and delight irresistibly; enchant; fascinate; charm
Origin of bewitchMiddle English biwicchen ; from be-, intensive + wicchen ; from Old English wiccian ; from wicca, witch
transitive verbbe·witched, be·witch·ing, be·witch·es
- To place under one's power by magic; cast a spell over.
- To captivate completely; fascinate. See Synonyms at charm.
Origin of bewitchMiddle English biwicchen : probably bi-, be- + wicchen (from Old English wiccian, from wicce, witch, or wicca, sorcerer); see weg- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present bewitches, present participle bewitching, simple past and past participle bewitched)
From Middle English bewicchen, equivalent to be- + witch.