Other forms: charming; charms; charmed

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.

Definitions of charm
  1. noun
    attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates
    synonyms: appeal, appealingness
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    siren call, siren song
    the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous
    childlike charm or appeal
    type of:
    sexual allure
  2. verb
    attract; cause to be enamored
    synonyms: becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance
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    hold the attention of
    gratify and charm, usually in order to influence
    type of:
    appeal, attract
    be attractive to
  3. verb
    induce into action by using one's charm
    “She charmed him into giving her all his money”
    synonyms: influence, tempt
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    bewitch, magnetise, magnetize, mesmerise, mesmerize, spellbind
    attract strongly, as if with a magnet
    type of:
    cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm
  4. noun
    a verbal formula believed to have magical force
    “inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese”
    synonyms: magic spell, magical spell, spell
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    conjuration, incantation
    a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect
    curse, hex, jinx, whammy
    an evil spell
    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
  5. noun
    something believed to bring good luck
    synonyms: good luck charm
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    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
  6. verb
    control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft
    synonyms: becharm
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    bewitch, enchant, ensorcel, ensorcell, glamour, hex, jinx, witch
    cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something
    bewitch by or as if by a voodoo
    place under a spell
    type of:
    command, control
    exercise authoritative control or power over
  7. verb
    protect through supernatural powers or charms
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    type of:
    protect, secure
    shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
  8. noun
    (physics) one of the six flavors of quark
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    type of:
    flavor, flavour
    (physics) the six kinds of quarks




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