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[ih-nam-er] /ɪˈnæm ər/

verb (used with object)
to fill or inflame with love (usually used in the passive and followed by of or sometimes with):
to be enamored of a certain lady; a brilliant woman with whom he became enamored.
to charm or captivate.

c.1300, from Old French enamorer “to fall in love with; to inspire love (12c., Modern French enamourer), from en-, causative prefix (see en- (1)), + amour “love,” from amare “to love” (see Amy). An equivalent formation to Provençal, Spanish, Portuguese enamorar, Italian innamorare.


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