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Another word for spell

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Verb
  1. To have or convey a particular idea

    See also:

    meaning

  2. To act upon with or as if with magic

      1. A person, especially a woman, claiming or popularly believed to possess magical powers and practice sorcery.
      2. A believer or follower of Wicca; a Wiccan.
      3. An old woman considered to be ugly or frightening.
      1. A religion of West African origin practiced chiefly in Haiti and other Caribbean countries, based on animism, magic, and elements of Roman Catholic ritual, and characterized by belief in a supreme God and a large pantheon of local and tutelary deities, deified ancestors, and saints, who communicate with believers in dreams, trances, and ritual possessions.
      2. A practitioner, priest, or priestess of voodoo.
      3. Deceptive or delusive nonsense.
      1. To hold under or as if under a spell; enchant or fascinate.
      1. The act or an instance of entering.
      2. A means or point by which to enter.
      3. Permission or power to enter; admission:
      1. To hold spellbound; captivate:
      2. To enslave.
      1. To cast a spell over; bewitch.
      2. To attract and delight; entrance.
      1. The power or quality of pleasing or delighting; appeal:
      2. A quality that pleases or attracts; a delightful characteristic:
      3. A small ornament, such as one worn on a bracelet.
      1. To place under one's power by magic; cast a spell over.
      2. To captivate completely; fascinate.
    See also:

    persuasion

  3. To free from a specific duty by acting as a substitute

    See also:

    substitute

Noun
  1. An object or power that one uses to cause often evil events

      1. A supernatural spell for subduing an adversary; a hex:
      2. A serious or devastating setback:
      1. The art or practice of using charms, spells, or rituals to attempt to produce supernatural effects or control events in nature.
      2. The charms, spells, and rituals so used.
      3. The exercise of sleight of hand or conjuring, as in making something seem to disappear, for entertainment.
      1. A look or stare believed to cause injury or misfortune to others.
      2. The presumed power to cause injury or misfortune to others by magic or supernatural means.
      1. The power or quality of pleasing or delighting; appeal:
      2. A quality that pleases or attracts; a delightful characteristic:
      3. A small ornament, such as one worn on a bracelet.
  2. A rather short period

      1. A period of time:
      2. The time, effort, or trouble taken in doing something:
      3. As long as; during the time that:
      1. A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
      2. An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration:
      3. A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval:
      1. A set of elements or points satisfying specified geometric postulates:
      2. The infinite extension of the three-dimensional region in which all matter exists.
      3. The expanse in which the solar system, stars, and galaxies exist; the universe.
      1. A small portion, degree, or amount:
      2. A brief amount of time; a moment:
      3. A short scene or episode in a theatrical performance.
    See also:

    big

  3. A limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity

      1. To look or observe attentively or carefully; be closely observant:
      2. To look and wait expectantly or in anticipation:
      3. To act as a spectator; look on:
      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. An act or procedure intended to achieve an end by deceptive or fraudulent means.
      2. A mischievous action; a prank:
      3. A stupid, disgraceful, or childish act:
      1. A trip with visits to various places of interest for business, pleasure, or instruction.
      2. A group organized for such a trip or for a shorter sightseeing excursion.
      3. A brief trip to or through a place for the purpose of seeing it:
      1. A nonspatial continuum in which events occur in apparently irreversible succession from the past through the present to the future.
      2. An interval separating two points on this continuum; a duration:
      3. A number, as of years, days, or minutes, representing such an interval:
      1. To lengthen, widen, or distend:
      2. To cause to extend from one place to another or across a given space:
      3. To make taut; tighten:
      1. To be frugal or economical in providing something; hold back:
      2. To stop or desist.
      3. To restrict (someone) in what is provided or allowed:
      1. To exchange (one thing) for another of the same class:
      2. To move or transfer from one place or position to another.
      3. To alter (position or place).
      1. One of nine divisions or periods of a regulation game, in which each team has a turn at bat as limited by three outs.
      2. The division or period of a cricket game during which one team is at bat.
      3. An opportunity to act or speak out; a chance for accomplishment.
      1. To fasten, connect, or attach:
      2. To move or raise by pulling or jerking:
      3. To get (a ride) by hitchhiking:
      1. To move or travel; proceed:
      2. To move away from a place; depart:
      3. To pursue a certain course:
      1. A contest between antagonists; a match:
      2. A period of time spent in a particular way; a spell:
    See also:

    time

  4. A sudden and often acute manifestation of a disease

      1. The act or an instance of seizing or the condition of being seized.
      2. A sudden attack, spasm, or convulsion, as in epilepsy or another disorder.
      1. To be the proper size and shape for:
      2. To cause to be the proper size and shape:
      3. To measure for proper size:
      1. To set upon with violent force.
      2. To criticize strongly or in a hostile manner.
      3. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
      1. A means of approaching, entering, exiting, communicating with, or making use of:
      2. The ability or right to approach, enter, exit, communicate with, or make use of:
      3. Public access.
    See also:

    health

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Another word for spell

Noun
  1. A charm

    See also:

    charm

  2. A period of time

      1. One of the four natural divisions of the year, spring, summer, fall, and winter, in the North and South Temperate zones. Each season, beginning astronomically at an equinox or solstice, is characterized by specific meteorological or climatic conditions.
      2. The two divisions of the year, rainy and dry, in some tropical regions.
      3. A recurrent period characterized by certain occurrences, occupations, festivities, or crops:
      1. A space between objects, points, or units, especially when making uniform amounts of separation:
      2. An amount of time between events, especially of uniform duration separating events in a series:
      3. A segment of an athletic workout in which an athlete runs, swims, or does other exercise over a series of predetermined distances at regular time increments with intermittent rests.
      1. A limited or established period of time that something is supposed to last, as a school or court session, tenure in public office, or a prison sentence.
      2. A point in time at which something ends; termination:
      3. The end of a normal gestation period:
    See also:

    time

  3. *An illness or a seizure

      1. To cause to move around an axis or center; cause to rotate or revolve:
      2. To cause to move around in order to achieve a result, such as opening, closing, tightening, or loosening:
      3. To alter or control the functioning of (a mechanical device, for example) by the use of a rotating or similar movement:
      1. A sudden, involuntary contraction of a muscle or group of muscles.
      2. A sudden burst of energy, activity, or emotion.
      1. The act or an instance of striking, as with the hand, a weapon, or a tool; a blow or impact.
      2. The striking of a bell or gong.
      3. The sound so produced.

Idioms:

    cast a spell on or over