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charismata

charismata is a plural form of charisma

charisma

Definition:

a personal attractiveness or interestingness that enables you to influence others

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Related to:

charismatic

Plurals:

charismas | charismata

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

"gift of leadership, power of authority", from German, used in this sense by Max...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references

Wikipedia:

Charisma

two senses: compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others, a divinely conferred power or talent. For some theological usages the term is rendered charism, with a meaning the same as sense 2. Since the 1950s, the term has become... (42 of 2055 words, pronunciation)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Charisma

Charisma (disambiguation)

either compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others, or a divinely conferred power or talent. Charisma or Charismatic may also refer to: Charismatic Christianity, an umbrella term for Pentecostals and the Charismatic movement... (36 of 280 words, 20 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Charisma (disambiguation)

Collins Dictionary:

charisma | charism

a special personal quality or power of an individual making him capable of influencing or inspiring large numbers of people | a quality inherent in a ... (25 of 516 words, 3 definitions, 9 usage examples, pronunciations)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/charisma

Britannica Encyclopedia:

charisma [leadership]

attribute of astonishing power and capacity ascribed to the person and personality of extraordinarily magnetic leaders. Such leaders may be political ... (21 of 239 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/106499​/charisma

Merriam-Webster:

charisma | allure [synonym, sense-specific] | animal magnetism [synonym, sense-specific] | appeal [synonym, sense-specific] | attractiveness [synonym, sense-specific] | captivation [synonym, sense-specific] | charm [synonym, sense-specific] | duende [synonym, sense-specific] | enchantment [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

a personal magic of leadership arousing special popular loyalty or enthusiasm for a public figure (as a political leader) | a special magnetic charm ... (23 of 141 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/charisma

New World Dictionary:

charisma | charismata [plural] | charism [sense-specific]

[Christian theology] a divinely inspired gift, grace, or talent, as for prophesying, healing, etc. | a special quality of leadership that captures the ... (22 of 86 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/charisma

Oxford Dictionary:

charisma | charismata [sense-specific, plural]

compelling attractiveness or charm that can inspire devotion in others | a divinely conferred power or talent. (16 of 74 words, 2 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/charisma

Random House Dictionary:

charisma | charismata [plural] | charism [sense-specific]

[theology] a divinely conferred gift or power. | a spiritual power or personal quality that gives an individual influence or authority over large ... (22 of 71 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/charisma

American Heritage Dictionary:

charisma | charismata [plural]

A rare personal quality attributed to leaders who arouse fervent popular devotion and enthusiasm. | Personal magnetism or charm | [Christianity] An ... (20 of 69 words, 3 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/charisma

Cambridge Dictionary:

charisma

a special power which some people have naturally which makes them able to influence other people and attract their attention and admiration (22 of 55 words, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/charisma

Macmillan British Dictionary:

charisma [uncountable]

a strong personal quality that makes other people like you and be attracted to you (15 of 44 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/charisma

Wiktionary:

charisma | charismas [plural] | charm [synonym, sense-specific] | spell [synonym, sense-specific]

Personal charm or magnetism | [Christianity] An extraordinary power granted by the Holy Spirit | The ability to influence without the use of logic. (22 of 26 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/charisma

Columbia Encyclopedia:

interest | usury

charge for the use of credit or money, usually figured as a percentage of the principal and computed annually. Simple interest is computed annually on ... (25 of 704 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/bus​/A​0825319​.html

Encarta Dictionary:

charisma | charismata [plural] | charisms [religion, sense-specific, plural]

the ability to inspire enthusiasm, interest, or affection in others by means of personal charm or influence | a gift or power believed to be divinely ... (25 of 123 words, 2 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596307​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

charisma

First use: about 1930

Origin: "gift of leadership, power of authority", from German, used in this sense by Max Weber (1864-1920) in "Wirtschaft u. Gesellschaft" (1922), from ... (24 of 108 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=charisma

New World Dictionary:

charisma | charismata [plural]

Origin: ecclesiastical Classical Greek, gift of God's grace from Greek, favor, grace from charizesthai, to show favor to from charis, grace, ... (20 of 36 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/charisma

Wiktionary:

charisma

Origin: Ancient Greek χάρισμα (khárisma, "grace, favour, gift"), from χαρίζομαι (kharízomai, "I show favor"), from χάρις (kháris, "grace"), from χαίρω (khaírō, "I am happy").

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/charisma

American Heritage Dictionary:

charisma | charismata [plural]

Origin: Greek kharisma, divine favor, from kharizesthai, to favor, from kharis, favor; see gher- [entry 2] in Indo-European roots.

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/charisma

Merriam-Webster:

charisma

First use: 1930

Origin: Greek, favor, gift, from charizesthai to favor, from charis grace; akin to Greek chairein to rejoice

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/charisma

Oxford Dictionary:

charisma | charismata [sense-specific, plural]

First use: mid 17th century

Origin: (in "charisma (...)"): via ecclesiastical Latin from Greek kharisma, from kharis "favour, grace"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/charisma

Collins Dictionary:

charisma | charism

First use: 17th century

Origin: from Church Latin, from Greek kharisma, from kharis grace, favour

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/charisma

Encarta Dictionary:

charisma | charismata [plural]

First use: Mid-17th century

Origin: ecclesiastical Latin from Greek kharisma from kharis "favor, grace"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861596307​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

charisma | charism

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "charisma"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "charisma"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/charisma

Cambridge Dictionary:

charisma

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "charisma"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "charisma"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/charisma

Macmillan British Dictionary:

charisma [uncountable]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "charisma"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/charisma

Macmillan American Dictionary:

charisma [uncountable]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "charisma"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/charisma

the Free Dictionary:

charisma

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "charisma"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "charisma"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "charisma" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/charisma

Google Dictionary:

charisma | charismata [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "charisma"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

charisma

Audio: North American pronunciation of "charisma"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=charis​01 word=charisma

YourDictionary Audio:

charisma

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "charisma" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/charisma

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