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Etymology edit

From Middle English bewicchen, bewycchen, biwicchen, equivalent to be- +‎ witch.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /bəˈwɪt͡ʃ/
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  • Rhymes: -ɪtʃ

Verb edit

bewitch (third-person singular simple present bewitches, present participle bewitching, simple past and past participle bewitched)

  1. (transitive) To cast a spell upon.
  2. (transitive) To fascinate or charm.
    Synonym: forspeak (obsolete)
    I was bewitched by the sight of the girl dancing in the forest.
  3. (transitive) To astonish, amaze. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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