bewitch vs mesmerise what difference

what is difference between bewitch and mesmerise

English

Etymology

From Middle English bewicchen, bewycchen, biwicchen, equivalent to be- +‎ witch.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /bəˈwɪtʃ/
  • Rhymes: -ɪtʃ

Verb

bewitch (third-person singular simple present bewitches, present participle bewitching, simple past and past participle bewitched)

  1. (transitive) To cast a spell upon.
  2. (transitive) To fascinate or charm.
    Synonym: forspeak (obsolete)
  3. (transitive) To astonish, amaze. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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English

Verb

mesmerise (third-person singular simple present mesmerises, present participle mesmerising, simple past and past participle mesmerised)

  1. Non-Oxford British English standard spelling of mesmerize.

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