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 for charm
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Charm \Charm\, v. i.
     1. To use magic arts or occult power; to make use of charms.
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              The voice of charmers, charming never so wisely.
                                                    --Ps. lviii.
                                                    5.
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     2. To act as, or produce the effect of, a charm; to please
        greatly; to be fascinating.
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     3. To make a musical sound. [Obs.] --Milton.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Charm \Charm\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Charmed; p. pr. & vb. n.
     Charming.] [Cf. F. charmer. See Charm, n.]
     1. To make music upon; to tune. [Obs. & R.]
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              Here we our slender pipes may safely charm.
                                                    --Spenser.
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     2. To subdue, control, or summon by incantation or
        supernatural influence; to affect by magic.
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              No witchcraft charm thee!             --Shak.
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     3. To subdue or overcome by some secret power, or by that
        which gives pleasure; to allay; to soothe.
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              Music the fiercest grief can charm.   --Pope.
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     4. To attract irresistibly; to delight exceedingly; to
        enchant; to fascinate.
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              They, on their mirth and dance
              Intent, with jocund music charm his ear. --Milton.
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     5. To protect with, or make invulnerable by, spells, charms,
        or supernatural influences; as, a charmed life.
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              I, in my own woe charmed,
              Could not find death.                 --Shak.
  
     Syn: Syn. - To fascinate; enchant; enrapture; captivate;
          bewitch; allure; subdue; delight; entice; transport.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Charm \Charm\ (ch[aum]rm), n. [F. charme, fr. L. carmen song,
     verse, incantation, for casmen, akin to Skr. [,c]asman,
     [,c]as[=a], a laudatory song, from a root signifying to
     praise, to sing.]
     1. A melody; a song. [Obs.]
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              With charm of earliest birds.         --Milton.
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              Free liberty to chant our charms at will. --Spenser.
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     2. A word or combination of words sung or spoken in the
        practice of magic; a magical combination of words,
        characters, etc.; an incantation.
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              My high charms work.                  --Shak.
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     3. That which exerts an irresistible power to please and
        attract; that which fascinates; any alluring quality.
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              Charms strike the sight, but merit wins the soul.
                                                    --Pope.
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              The charm of beauty's powerful glance. --Milton.
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     4. Anything worn for its supposed efficacy to the wearer in
        averting ill or securing good fortune.
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     5. Any small decorative object worn on the person, as a seal,
        a key, a silver whistle, or the like. Bunches of charms
        are often worn at the watch chain.
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     6. (Physics) a property of certain quarks which may take the
        value of +1, -1 or 0.
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     Syn: Spell; incantation; conjuration; enchantment;
          fascination; attraction.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  charm
      n 1: attractiveness that interests or pleases or stimulates;
           "his smile was part of his appeal to her" [syn: appeal,
           appealingness, charm]
      2: a verbal formula believed to have magical force; "he
         whispered a spell as he moved his hands"; "inscribed around
         its base is a charm in Balinese" [syn: spell, magic
         spell, magical spell, charm]
      3: something believed to bring good luck [syn: charm, good
         luck charm]
      4: (physics) one of the six flavors of quark
      v 1: attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's
           hearts" [syn: capture, enamour, trance, catch,
           becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm,
           fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant]
      2: control by magic spells, as by practicing witchcraft [syn:
         charm, becharm]
      3: protect through supernatural powers or charms
      4: induce into action by using one's charm; "She charmed him
         into giving her all his money" [syn: charm, influence,
         tempt]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  366 Moby Thesaurus words for "charm":
     absorb, absorb the attention, adorability, agacerie, agreeability,
     agreeableness, alchemy, allay, allure, allurement, amiability,
     amulet, anklet, appeal, appealingness, argue into, armlet, arrest,
     ascendancy, assuage, attract, attraction, attractiveness,
     authority, bait, baited trap, bangle, beads, beauteousness,
     beautifulness, beauty, beauty unadorned, becharm, beguile,
     beguilement, beguiling, bevy, bewitch, bewitchery, bewitchment,
     bijou, bind, blandishment, bloom, bracelet, breastpin, bring over,
     bring round, bring to reason, brooch, cajolery, calm, cantrip,
     captivate, captivation, carry away, cast a spell, catch, chain,
     chaplet, charisma, charmingness, charms, chatelaine, circle, cloud,
     clout, come-hither, come-on, con, conjuration, consequence,
     control, convince, coronet, covey, credit, crown, cultivation,
     culture, curse, decoy, decoy duck, delectate, delight,
     delightfulness, desirability, diadem, divination, dominance,
     domination, draw, draw on, draw over, drawcard, drawing card,
     earring, effect, elegance, eminence, enamor, enchant, enchantment,
     endear, endearment, engage, engage the attention,
     engage the thoughts, engross, engross the mind,
     engross the thoughts, enrapture, enravish, enravishment, enthrall,
     enthrallment, enticement, entrance, entrancement, entrapment,
     esteem, evil eye, exercise, exorcism, exquisiteness,
     extraordinarily, fascinate, fascination, favor, fetish, fetishism,
     flight, flirtation, flock, fob, folklore, forbidden fruit, force,
     freak out, fylfot, gaggle, gain, gain over, gammadion, gem,
     glamour, glow, good feeling, good-luck charm, grab, grace,
     gramarye, gratefulness, grip, ground bait, handsomeness, hex, hive,
     hold, hold in thrall, hold spellbound, hold the interest, hoodoo,
     hook, hook in, hypnotize, immerse, imparadise, importance,
     incantation, incidental power, inducement, infatuate,
     inflame with love, influence, influentiality, insinuation,
     interest, intrigue, inveiglement, invitation, invitingness,
     involve, involve the interest, jewel, jinx, juju, jujuism,
     knock dead, knock out, leadership, leverage, likability, locket,
     lore, lovability, love charm, loveliness, lovesomeness, luck,
     lucky bean, lucky piece, lure, luxury, madstone, magic,
     magic spell, magnetism, magnetize, malocchio, mascot, mastery,
     mesmerize, miraculously, moment, monopolize, mumbo jumbo,
     murmuration, natural magic, necklace, necromancy, nose ring, obeah,
     obsess, occupy, occupy the attention, outtalk, overcome, perfectly,
     periapt, personality, persuade, persuasion, philter, phylactery,
     pin, plague, polish, popular belief, potency, power,
     precious stone, predominance, preoccupy, preponderance, pressure,
     prestige, prettiness, prevail on, prevail upon, prevail with,
     pulchritude, pull, purchase, ravish, refinement, reign, repute,
     rhinestone, ring, rule, rune, say, scarab, scarabaeus, scarabee,
     seduce, seducement, seduction, seductiveness, sell, sell one on,
     send, sensuousness, sex appeal, shamanism, skein, slay, snare,
     snaring, soothe, sophistication, sorcery, sortilege, spell,
     spellbind, spellbinding, spellcasting, spring, stickpin, stone,
     suasion, suavity, subdue, subtle influence, successfully, sudarium,
     suggestion, superstition, superstitiousness, supremacy, swarm,
     swastika, sway, sweetness, sympathetic magic, take, take up,
     talisman, talk into, talk over, tantalization, tantalize,
     tantalizingness, tempt, temptation, temptingness, thaumaturgia,
     thaumaturgics, thaumaturgism, thaumaturgy, the beautiful, theurgy,
     thrill, tiara, tickle, tickle pink, titillate, torque, tradition,
     transport, trap, upper hand, urbanity, vamp, vampirism, veronica,
     voluptuousness, voodoo, voodooism, wampum, wanga, wangle,
     wangle into, watch, wear down, weight, weird, whammy, whip hand,
     white magic, wile, win, win over, winning ways, winningness,
     winsomeness, witch, witchcraft, witchery, witchwork, wizardry,
     wooing, wow, wristband, wristlet
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  CHARM
  
      An explicitly parallel programming language based
     on C, for both shared and nonshared MIMD computers.
  
     ftp://a.cs.uiuc.edu/pub/CHARM)">(ftp://a.cs.uiuc.edu/pub/CHARM).
  
     Mailing list: .
  
     ["The CHARM(3.2) Programming Language Manual", UIUC, Dec
     1992].
  
     (2006-04-29)
  

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