Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb charm

4 senses of charm

Sense 1
capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant -- (attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts")
       => attract, appeal -- (be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people")

Sense 2
charm, becharm -- (control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft)
       => control, command -- (exercise authoritative control or power over; "control the budget"; "Command the military forces")

Sense 3
charm -- (protect through supernatural powers or charms)
       => protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")

Sense 4
charm, influence, tempt -- (induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him into giving her all his money")
       => persuade -- (cause somebody to adopt a certain position, belief, or course of action; twist somebody's arm; "You can't persuade me to buy this ugly vase!")

Antonyms of adj charming

2 senses of charming

Sense 1
charming -- (pleasing or delighting; "endowed with charming manners"; "a charming little cottage"; "a charming personality")

INDIRECT (VIA pleasing) -> displeasing -- (causing displeasure or lacking pleasing qualities)

Sense 2
charming, magic, magical, sorcerous, witching (prenominal), wizard (prenominal), wizardly -- (possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers; "charming incantations"; "magic signs that protect against adverse influence"; "a magical spell"; "'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare; "wizard wands"; "wizardly powers")

INDIRECT (VIA supernatural) -> natural -- (existing in or in conformity with nature or the observable world; neither supernatural nor magical; "a perfectly natural explanation")

Similarity of adj charming

2 senses of charming

Sense 1
charming -- (pleasing or delighting; "endowed with charming manners"; "a charming little cottage"; "a charming personality")
       => pleasing (vs. displeasing) -- (giving pleasure and satisfaction; "a pleasing piece of news"; "pleasing in manner and appearance")

Sense 2
charming, magic, magical, sorcerous, witching (prenominal), wizard (prenominal), wizardly -- (possessing or using or characteristic of or appropriate to supernatural powers; "charming incantations"; "magic signs that protect against adverse influence"; "a magical spell"; "'tis now the very witching time of night"- Shakespeare; "wizard wands"; "wizardly powers")
       => supernatural (vs. natural) -- (not existing in nature or subject to explanation according to natural laws; not physical or material; "supernatural forces and occurrences and beings")

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