enamor

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Old French enamourer, enamorer; prefix en- (Latin in) + Old French & French amour (love), Latin amor. See amour, and confer inamorato.

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enamor (third-person singular simple present enamors, present participle enamoring, simple past and past participle enamored)

  1. (mostly in the passive, followed by "of" or "with") To cause to be in love
    • 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;

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