charm

A charm is a magical spell or an object that brings luck: it's also a quality of being attractive and pleasing. To charm someone is to attract them.

There are several types of charms, but they mostly relate to attraction and good luck. A lucky coin is a charm. The spell of a witch that entrances you is a charm. People with magnetic personalities, who make you want to hang out with them, have charm and are therefore considered charming. Also, to charm someone is to attract them and win them over. Popular politicians charm the masses, and teachers' pets charm their teachers.

Primary Meanings of charm

1.
nv
attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
attract; cause to be enamored
2.
nv
a verbal formula believed to have magical force
control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft
3.
n
(physics) one of the six flavors of quark
Full Definitions of charm
1

n attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates

Synonyms:
appeal, appealingness
Types:
siren call, siren song
the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous
winsomeness
childlike charm or appeal
Type of:
attractiveness
sexual allure

v attract; cause to be enamored

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

v induce into action by using one's charm

“She charmed him into giving her all his money”
Synonyms:
influence, tempt
Types:
bewitch, magnetise, magnetize, mesmerise, mesmerize, spellbind
attract strongly, as if with a magnet
Type of:
persuade
cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
2

n a verbal formula believed to have magical force

“inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese”
Synonyms:
magic spell, magical spell, spell
Types:
conjuration, incantation
a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect
curse, hex, jinx, whammy
an evil spell
invocation
an incantation used in conjuring or summoning a devil
Type of:
language, oral communication, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication
(language) communication by word of mouth

n something believed to bring good luck

Synonyms:
good luck charm
Types:
amulet, talisman
a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease
fetich, fetish, hoodoo, juju, voodoo
a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers
greegree, gres-gris, grigri
an African amulet
Type of:
object, physical object
a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

v control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft

Synonyms:
becharm
Types:
bewitch, enchant, glamour, hex, jinx, witch
cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
voodoo
bewitch by or as if by a voodoo
spell
place under a spell
Type of:
command, control
exercise authoritative control or power over

v protect through supernatural powers or charms

Type of:
protect
shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
3

n (physics) one of the six flavors of quark

Type of:
flavor, flavour
(physics) the six kinds of quarks

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