Verb (used with object)
1. to bewitch:
The beauty of the moon ensorcelled them.
Ensorcell comes from the Old French verb ensorceler meaning “to bewitch” and is related to “sorcerer” and “sorcery.” It entered English in the late 1500s.
“He ensorcells the audience with Maria’s stiff skirts and mincing walk, her silly smirks and creaky flirtations, her disingenuous modesty.”
- Hilton Als, “The Mirror Has Two Faces,” The New Yorker, November 25, 2013