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Noun: charm  chaa(r)m
  1. Attractiveness that interests, pleases or stimulates
    "his smile was part of his charm to her";
    - appeal, appealingness
     
  2. A verbal formula believed to have magical force
    "inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese";
    - spell, magic spell, magical spell
     
  3. Something believed to bring good luck
    - good luck charm
     
  4. (physics) one of the six flavours of quark
     
  5. A small trinket on a bracelet or necklace
Verb: charm  chaa(r)m
  1. Attract; cause to be enamoured
    "She charmed all the men's hearts";
    - capture, enamour [Brit, Cdn], trance, catch, becharm [archaic], enamor [US], captivate, beguile, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant
     
  2. Control by magic spells, as by practising witchcraft
    - becharm [archaic]
     
  3. Protect through supernatural powers or charms
     
  4. Induce into action by using one's charm
    "She charmed him into giving her all his money";
    - influence, tempt

Derived forms: charmed, charms, charming

Type of: appeal, article, attract, attractiveness, command, control, flavor [US], flavour [Brit, Cdn], language, object, oral communication, persuade, physical object, protect, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, voice communication

Encyclopedia: Charm, Ohio