Synonyms of spell


1. enchantment, spell, trance, psychological state, psychological condition, mental state, mental condition

usage: a psychological state induced by (or as if induced by) a magical incantation

2. go, spell, tour, turn, shift, work shift, duty period

usage: a time for working (after which you will be relieved by someone else); "it's my go"; "a spell of work"

3. while, piece, spell, patch, time

usage: a period of indeterminate length (usually short) marked by some action or condition; "he was here for a little while"; "I need to rest for a piece"; "a spell of good weather"; "a patch of bad weather"

4. spell, magic spell, magical spell, charm, speech, speech communication, spoken communication, spoken language, language, voice communication, oral communication

usage: 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"


1. spell, spell out, recite

usage: orally recite the letters of or give the spelling of; "How do you spell this word?" "We had to spell out our names for the police officer"

2. spell, import, mean, intend

usage: indicate or signify; "I'm afraid this spells trouble!"

3. spell, write

usage: write or name the letters that comprise the conventionally accepted form of (a word or part of a word); "He spelled the word wrong in this letter"

4. spell, take over, relieve

usage: relieve (someone) from work by taking a turn; "She spelled her husband at the wheel"

5. spell, hex, bewitch, glamour, witch, enchant, jinx

usage: place under a spell

6. spell, alternate, take turns

usage: take turns working; "the workers spell every four hours"

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