Enchant vs Illusion - What's the difference?

enchant | illusion |

As a verb enchant

is to attract and delight, to charm.

As a noun illusion is




Alternative forms

* enchaunt (obsolete) * inchant (obsolete) * inchaunt (obsolete)


(en verb)
  • To attract and delight, to charm.
  • * 2012 October 31, David M. Halbfinger, "[http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/01/nyregion/new-jersey-continues-to-cope-with-hurricane-sandy.html?hp]," New York Times (retrieved 31 October 2012):
  • New Jersey was reeling on Wednesday from the impact of Hurricane Sandy, which has caused catastrophic flooding here in Hoboken and in other New York City suburbs, destroyed entire neighborhoods across the state and wiped out iconic boardwalks in shore towns that had enchanted generations of vacationgoers.
  • To cast a spell over.
  • * 2009 , Pathfinder Roleplaying Game: Bestiary , Paizo Publishing, ISBN 978-1-60125-183-1, page 241
  • With the aid of his eponymous pipes, a satyr is capable of weaving a wide variety of melodic spells designed to enchant others and bring them in line with his capricious desires.

    Derived terms

    * enchanted * enchanter * enchanting * enchantment * enchantress



  • (countable) Anything that seems to be something that it is not.
  • We saw what looked like a tiger among the trees, but it was an illusion caused by the shadows of the branches.
    Using artificial additives, scientists can create the illusion of fruit flavours in food.
  • * 2002 , (The Flaming Lips),
  • You realize the sun don't go down it's just an illusion caused by the world spinning round.
  • (countable) A misapprehension; a belief in something that is in fact not true.
  • Jane has this illusion that John is in love with her.
  • (countable) A magician’s trick.
  • (uncountable) The state of being deceived or misled.
  • Synonyms

    * (the state of being deceived or misled) misapprehension

    Derived terms

    * illusionist * illusory * optical illusion * under the illusion that

    See also

    * mirage ----