charm

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. fascinate, hypnotize, en-amor, bewitch, enchant, disarm, captivate, attract; soothe, calm, allay. —n. attractiveness, personality, captivation, fascination; amulet, talisman, good-luck piece; incantation, spell, magic. See love, pleasure, sorcery, attraction, beauty. Ant., repel, offend.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [The quality of being charming]
Syn. grace, attractiveness, attraction, winsomeness; see appeal 3 , beauty 1 .
2. [An object thought to possess power]
Syn. amulet, talisman, fetish, mascot, good-luck piece, lucky piece, rabbit's foot, madstone.
Ant. hoodoo, curse*, bad genius.
3. [An incantation]
Syn. spell, bewitchery, enchantment, sorcery; see magic 1 .
v.
1. [To bewitch]
Syn. enchant, captivate, enthrall, possess, enrapture, transport, entrance, vamp, mesmerize, put a spell on, spellbind, voodoo; see also attract 2 , fascinate , hypnotize 1 .
2. [To delight]
Syn. please, beguile, win over; see entertain 1 .
See Synonym Study at attract .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
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n.
1. appeal attractiveness, allure, grace, magnetism, charisma, enchantment, fascination, *it, *je ne sais quoi, *pizzazz. A glow within . . . that casts a most becoming light on others.''—John Mason Brown. A way of getting the answer yes' without asking any clear question.''—Albert Camus
2. spell or lucky piece incantation, magic, sorcery, amulet, talisman, good-luck piece, fetish.
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v.
enchant, enamor, fascinate, attract, allure, please, bewitch, captivate, mesmerize, hypnotize, win over, beguile, *sweep off one's feet, spellbind.
ANT.: repel, repulse, turn off, disgust
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I noun 1. The power or quality of attracting: allure, allurement, appeal, attraction, attractiveness, call, charisma, draw, enchantment, enticement, fascination, glamour, lure, magnetism, witchery. Informal: pull. See LIKE. 2. A small object worn or kept for its supposed magical power: amulet, fetish, juju, periapt, phylactery, talisman. See SUPERNATURAL. 3. An object or power that one uses to cause often evil events: evil eye, magic, spell2. Slang: whammy. See SUPERNATURAL. II verb 1. To please greatly or irresistibly: beguile, bewitch, captivate, enchant, entrance2, fascinate. See LIKE. 2. To act upon with or as if with magic: bewitch, enchant, enthrall, entrance2, spell2, spellbind, voodoo, witch. See PERSUASION.

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