Be*witch" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bewitched (#); p. pr. & vb. n. 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.

 

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