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Definition of "bewitch" [be•witch]

  • To place under one's power by or as if by magic; cast a spell over. (verb-transitive)
  • To captivate completely; entrance. See Synonyms at charm. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bewitch" in a sentence
  • "Together they studied the Bac books, and Barragán began to design patios which would "bewitch" the user, and to pursue his search for an "emotional architecture.""
  • "Bac’s illustrated books on the art of landscaping - Le CoIombier and the Enchanted Gardens - suggested that gardens should be enchanted places for meditation, with the capacity to "bewitch" the onlooker."
  • "I am just trying to suggest that the way we use language, and especially the way we use normative terms in a non-normative sense, can bewitch us even into our thinking within ourselves that we have reached some kind of conclusion, when all we have done is restated our assumptions in an obscure way."