I. verb — [with obj.] 1. cast a spell over (someone) • a handsome prince who had been bewitched by a sorceress.
2. enchant and delight (someone) • they both were bewitched by the golden luminosity of Italy
• (as adj. bewitching)
she was certainly a bewitching woman.
II. derivatives 1. bewitcher noun
2. bewitchingly /bɪˈwɪtʃɪŋli / adverb
3. bewitchment /bɪˈwɪtʃmənt / noun
– origin Middle English: from be- ‘thoroughly’ + witch.