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charm

noun

1 charm

Attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates.

synonyms: appeal, appealingness.

Roget 845: beauty, the beautiful, to kalon [Gr.], le beau ideal.    [Science of the perception of beauty] aesthetics, callaesthetics.    [-beauty of people] pulchritude, form, elegance, grace, beauty unadorned, ... show more

Roget 670: preservation; safe-keeping; conservation etc. (storage) 636; maintenance, support, susteritation, conservatism; vis conservatrix; salvation etc. (deliverance) ... show more

Dutch: aanminnigheid, aanvalligheid, bekoorlijkheid, bekoring, beminnelijkheid, charme, lieftalligheid
Polish: czar, magia, magiczność, urok



2 charm

A verbal formula believed to have magical force:
— Inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese.

synonyms: magic spell, magical spell, spell.

Roget 615: motive, springs of action, wellsprings of action.    reason, ground, call, principle; by end, by purpose; mainspring, primum mobile [Lat.], keystone; the why and the wherefore; ... show more

Roget 993: spell, charm, incantation, exorcism, weird, cabala, exsufflation, cantrap, runes, abracadabra, open sesame, countercharm, Ephesian letters, ... show more

Dutch: betovering, toverformule, toverspreuk
Polish: zaklęcie

3 charm

Something believed to bring good luck.

synonym: good luck charm.

Dutch: bedeltje, charme

4 charm

physics One of the six flavors of quark.

Dutch: ban

verb

1 charm

Attract; cause to be enamored.

synonyms: becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance ... show more.

Roget 897: love, like, affect, fancy, care for, take an interest in, be partial to, sympathize with; affection; be in love with etc. adj.; have a love ... show more

Roget 992: practice sorcery etc. n.; cast a nativity, conjure, exorcise, charm, enchant; bewitch, bedevil; hoodoo, voodoo; entrance, ... show more

Roget 829: cause pleasure, produce pleasure, create pleasure, give pleasure, afford pleasure, procure pleasure, offer pleasure, present pleasure, yield pleasure etc. 827.    please, charm, delight, ... show more

Roget 615: induce, move; draw, draw on; bring in its train, give an impulse etc. n.; to; inspire; put up to, prompt, call up; attract, ... show more

Dutch: bekoren, boeien, vangen

2 charm

Control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft.

synonym: becharm.

3 charm

Protect through supernatural powers or charms.

4 charm

Induce into action by using one's charm:
— She charmed him into giving her all his money.

synonyms: influence, tempt.

Dutch: bezweren


Moby thesaurus: absorb, absorb the attention, adorability, agacerie, agreeability, agreeableness, alchemy, allay, allure, allurement, amiability, amulet, anklet, appeal, appealingness, argue into, armlet, arrest, ascendancy, assuage ... show more.

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