Charm vs Delectate - What's the difference?

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In lang=en terms the difference between charm and delectate

is that charm is to use a magical charm upon; to subdue, control, or summon by incantation or supernatural influence while delectate is to take delight in, to take pleasure in.

As verbs the difference between charm and delectate

is that charm is to seduce, persuade or fascinate someone or something while delectate is to delight, to charm, to bring pleasure to.

As a noun charm

is an object, act or words believed to have magic power or charm can be the mixed sound of many voices, especially of birds or children.

charm

English

Etymology 1

From (etyl) charme'' (chant, magic spell), from (etyl) ''carmen (song, incantation)

Noun

(en noun)
  • An object, act or words believed to have magic power.
  • a charm against evil
    It works like a charm .
  • The ability to persuade, delight or arouse admiration; often constructed in the plural.
  • He had great personal charm .
    She tried to win him over with her charms .
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
  • * Milton
  • the charm of beauty's powerful glance
  • (physics) A quantum number of hadrons]] determined by the quantity of [[charm quark, charm quarks & antiquarks.
  • A small trinket on a bracelet or chain, etc., traditionally supposed to confer luck upon the wearer.
  • She wears a charm bracelet on her wrist.
    Synonyms
    * (something with magic power ): amulet, incantation, spell, talisman * (quality of arousing delight or admiration ): appeal, attraction, charisma * (trinket ): amulet, dangle, ornament
    Antonyms
    * (quality of arousing delight or admiration ): boredom, dryness
    See also
    * quark

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To seduce, persuade or fascinate someone or something.
  • * (John Milton)
  • They, on their mirth and dance / Intent, with jocund music charm his ear.
  • *
  • , title=(The Celebrity), chapter=4 , passage=The Celebrity, by arts unknown, induced Mrs. Judge Short and two other ladies to call at Mohair on an afternoon when Mr. Cooke was trying a trotter on the track. The three returned wondering and charmed with Mrs. Cooke; they were sure she had had no hand in the furnishing of that atrocious house.}}
  • To use a magical charm upon; to subdue, control, or summon by incantation or supernatural influence.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • No witchcraft charm thee!
  • To protect with, or make invulnerable by, spells, charms, or supernatural influences.
  • * (William Shakespeare)
  • I, in my own woe charmed , / Could not find death.
  • (obsolete, rare) To make music upon.
  • * (Edmund Spenser)
  • Here we our slender pipes may safely charm .
  • To subdue or overcome by some secret power, or by that which gives pleasure; to allay; to soothe.
  • * (Alexander Pope)
  • Music the fiercest grief can charm .
    Synonyms
    * (seduce, entrance or fascinate ): delight, enchant, entrance, win one over * (use magic ): bewitch, enchant, ensorcel, enspell

    Derived terms

    * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l) * (l)

    Etymology 2

    Variant of (chirm), from (etyl) chirme, from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The mixed sound of many voices, especially of birds or children.
  • * 1667 , John Milton, Paradise Lost , Book IV:
  • Sweet is the breath of Morn, her rising sweet, / With charm of earliest Birds
  • * Spenser
  • free liberty to chant our charms at will
  • * 1955 , William Golding, The Inheritors , Faber and Faber 2005, p. 152:
  • The laughter rose like the charm of starlings.
  • A flock, group (especially of finches).
  • Anagrams

    * English collective nouns ----

    delectate

    English

    Verb

    (delectat)
  • To delight, to charm, to bring pleasure to.
  • To take delight in, to take pleasure in.
  • References

    * (Webster 1913) ----