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Definition 1: something believed to bring good luck - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for charm in the sense of this definition

(charm is a kind of ...) a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow

"it was full of rackets, balls and other objects"

(... is a kind of charm ) a trinket or piece of jewelry usually hung about the neck and thought to be a magical protection against evil or disease

(... is a kind of charm ) a charm superstitiously believed to embody magical powers

Definition 2: attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where charm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his smile was part of his appeal to her

Synonyms for charm in the sense of this definition

(charm is a kind of ...) sexual allure

(... is a kind of charm ) the enticing appeal of something alluring but potentially dangerous

"he succumbed to the siren call of the wilderness"

(... is a kind of charm ) childlike charm or appeal

Definition 3: (physics) one of the six flavors of quark - [noun denoting cognition]

(charm is a kind of ...) (physics) the six kinds of quarks

(charm belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that studies subatomic particles and their interactions

Definition 4: a verbal formula believed to have magical force - [noun denoting communication]

Samples where charm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he whispered a spell as he moved his hands
  • inscribed around its base is a charm in Balinese

Synonyms for charm in the sense of this definition

(charm is a kind of ...) (language) communication by word of mouth

"his speech was garbled" "he uttered harsh language" "he recorded the spoken language of the streets"

(... is a kind of charm ) a ritual recitation of words or sounds believed to have a magical effect

(... is a kind of charm ) an evil spell

"a witch put a curse on his whole family" "he put the whammy on me"

Definition 5: induce into action by using one's charm - [verb of communication]

Samples where charm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She charmed him into giving her all his money

Synonyms for charm in the sense of this definition

(charm is a kind of ...) 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!"

(... is a kind of charm ) attract strongly, as if with a magnet

"She magnetized the audience with her tricks"

Definition 6: protect through supernatural powers or charms - [verb of competition]

(charm is a kind of ...) shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

"Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"

Definition 7: attract; cause to be enamored - [verb of emotion]

Samples where charm or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She captured all the men's hearts

Synonyms for charm in the sense of this definition

(charm is a kind of ...) be attractive to

"The idea of a vacation appeals to me" "The beautiful garden attracted many people"

(... is a kind of charm ) hold the attention of

"The soprano held the audience" "This story held our interest" "She can hold an audience spellbound"

(... is a kind of charm ) gratify and charm, usually in order to influence

"the political candidate worked the crowds"

Synonyms for charm in the sense of this definition

(charm is a kind of ...) exercise authoritative control or power over

"control the budget" "Command the military forces"

(... is a kind of charm ) cast a spell over someone or something; put a hex on someone or something

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