enamor
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ɪˈnæmə(ɹ)/
Verb

enamor (enamors, present participle enamoring; past and past participle enamored) (American spelling)

  1. (mostly in the passive, followed by "of" or "with") To cause to be in love.
    • 1601, Ben Jonson, Poetaster or The Arraignment: […], London: Printed [by R. Bradock] for M[atthew] L[ownes] […], published 1602, OCLC 316392309 ↗, Act III, scene i ↗:
      By Phoebus#English|Phœbus, here's a moſt neate fine ſtreete; is't not? I proteſt to thee, I am enamord of this ſtreete now, more then of halfe the ſtreetes of Rome, againe; tis ſo polite, and terſe; [...]
    • 1900, Leo Tolstoy, translated by William E. Smith, The Awakening: The Resurrection Chapter 86
      He was offered a chair in the university and a course abroad. But he hesitated. There was a girl of whom he became enamored, so he contemplated marriage and political activity.
  2. (mostly in the passive) To captivate.
    • Washington Irving:
      Passionately enamored of this shadow of a dream.
Antonyms Translations
  • German: erobern
  • Russian: очаровать
  • Spanish: enamorarse, adamar (archaic)



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