To bewitch is to cast a spell on someone with witchcraft or to capture their attention in another way. You might bewitch someone with your beauty or with your potion. The choice is yours.

The word witch is a big clue to what bewitching means. In a Halloween story, if a witch casts a spell over someone to control them, that's an example of bewitching. Bewitching happens in the real world when something captures your attention or attracts you. A fascinating storyteller bewitches you. When people fall in love, they bewitch one another.

Definitions of bewitch

v cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something

enchant, glamour, hex, jinx, witch
bewitch by or as if by a voodoo
place under a spell
Type of:
becharm, charm
control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft

v attract; cause to be enamored

becharm, beguile, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance
hold the attention of
gratify and charm, usually in order to influence
Type of:
appeal, attract
be attractive to

v attract strongly, as if with a magnet

magnetise, magnetize, mesmerise, mesmerize, spellbind
Type of:
charm, influence, tempt
induce into action by using one's charm

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