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To use, or to be affected by magical or supernatural powers

bewitch

verb

to control someone’s behaviour with magic

call up

to use magic to try to make the spirit of a dead person appear

change into

in stories, if a person or thing changes into something, or is changed into something, they become that thing by magic

charm

verb

to use magic to influence or control someone or something

conjure up

to make something appear using magic powers

curse

verb

to use magic powers to make bad things happen to someone

enchant

verb

to use magic on someone or something

invoke

verb

to make the spirits of dead people appear by using magic powers

prophesy

verb

to describe a future event using religious or magic powers

turn into

to change into something else as a result of magic

turn into

to make someone or something change into someone or something else using magic

wish for

to hope that something that you want will happen by magic or by the power of your thoughts

cast a spell on/over someone

to use magic to make something happen to someone

read someone’s palm

to claim to be able to tell what will happen to someone in the future by examining the palm of their hand

read the tea leaves

to look at the tea leaves in the bottom of a cup for a sign of what will happen in the future

tell someone’s fortune

to say what will happen to someone in the future using what are claimed to be magic powers

hostile architecture

the design of buildings or public spaces in a way which discourages people from touching, climbing or sitting on them …

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