charm (v.) Old form(s): charm'd, charme
overcome, subdue, take over [as if by a charm]
3H6 V.v.31[Edward to Prince] Peace ... or I will charm your tongue
Cym V.iii.68[Posthumus alone] I, in mine own woe charmed, / Could not find death
Oth V.ii.182[Iago to Emilia] Go to, charm your tongue [i.e. be quiet]
Tem I.ii.467[stage direction, of Ferdinand] He draws, and is charmed from moving
TS IV.ii.58[Tranio to Bianca] Petruchio is the master ... / To tame a shrew and charm her chattering tongue
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