enamor c.1300, from O.Fr. enamorer "to fall in love with; to inspire love (12c., Mod.Fr. enamourer), from en-, causative prefix (see EN- (Cf. en-) (1)), + amour "love," from amare "to love" (see AMY (Cf. Amy)). An equivalent formation to Prov., Sp., Port. enamorar, It. innamorare.

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  • Enamor — En*am or, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Enamored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Enamoring}.] [OF. enamourer, enamorer; pref. en (L. in) + OF. & F. amour love, L. amor. See {Amour}, and cf. {Inamorato}.] To inflame with love; to charm; to captivate; with of, or with,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enamor — [v] fascinate, captivate attract, bewitch, charm, enchant, endear, enrapture, enthrall, entice, entrance, fall in love with*, grab, infatuate, make hit with*, please, slay*, sweep off feet*, turn on*; concepts 7,22,375 Ant. dislike, hate …   New thesaurus

  • enamor — [en am′ər, inam′ər] vt. [ME enamouren < OFr enamourer < en , in + amour < L amor, love] to fill with love and desire; charm; captivate: now mainly in the passive voice, with of [much enamored of her] …   English World dictionary

  • enamor — verb attract; cause to be enamored She captured all the men s hearts • Syn: ↑capture, ↑enamour, ↑trance, ↑catch, ↑becharm, ↑captivate, ↑beguile, ↑charm, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • enamor — transitive verb ( ored; enamoring) Etymology: Middle English enamouren, from Anglo French enamourer, from en + amour love more at amour Date: 14th century 1. to inflame with love usually used in the passive with of 2. to cause to feel a strong or …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • enamor — enamoredness; esp. Brit., enamouredness, n. /i nam euhr/, v.t. 1. to fill or inflame with love (usually used in the passive and fol. by of or sometimes with): to be enamored of a certain lady; a brilliant woman with whom he became enamored. 2. to …   Universalium

  • enamor — verb /ɪˈnæmə(r)/ To inflame with love; to charm; to captivate; mdash; with of, or with, before the person or thing; as, to be enamored with a lady; to be enamored of books or science. Passionately enamored of this shadow of a dream. mdash; …   Wiktionary

  • enamor — Synonyms and related words: allure, attract, becharm, bewitch, captivate, carry away, charm, draw on, endear, enrapture, fascinate, hold in thrall, infatuate, inflame with love, seduce, tantalize, tempt, vamp …   Moby Thesaurus

  • enamor — (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. t. charm, captivate. See love …   English dictionary for students

  • enamor — en·am·or || ɪ næmÉ™ v. inspire with love or delight (also enamour) …   English contemporary dictionary

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