charm (v.) Old form(s): charme
persuade, convince, win over
Cym V.iii.32[Posthumus to Lord, of the youths] more charming, / With their own nobleness
Luc.1681[Lucrece to Collatine] And for my sake, when I might charm thee so ... / Be suddenly revenged on my foe [or: sense 4]
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