charm (v.) Old form(s): charm'd , Charme
work magic [on], bewitch, enchant
2H6 IV.i.64[Suffolk to Lieutenant] This hand of mine hath writ in thy behalf, / And therefore shall it charm thy riotous tongue
Cym IV.ii.277[Guiderius singing to the supposedly dead Innogen] no witchcraft charm thee!
Ham I.i.164[Marcellus to Horatio, of the Christmas season] No fairy takes; nor witch hath power to charm
Luc.1404[of Nestor in a painting of Troy] Making such sober action with his hand / That it ... charmed the sight
TN II.ii.18[Viola alone, of Olivia] Fortune forbid my outside have not charmed her!
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