Bewitch

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.
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See how I am bewitched; behold, mine arm
Is like a blasted sapling withered up.
Shak.
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2. To charm; to fascinate; to please to such a degree as to take away the power of resistance; to enchant.
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The charms of poetry our souls bewitch.
Dryden.
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Syn. -- To enchant; captivate; charm; entrance.
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