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“Accio”
   is used to   
Summon an Object
From the Latin for “to summon”.-- Harry uses this Charm to summon his Firebolt to defeat the dragon in the Triwizard tournament: Goblet of Fire.
“Aguamenti”
   is used to   
Produce a Jet of Water from Your Wand
Used by Fleur Delacour … to put out her skirt which is on fire during her challenge against a dragon” The Goblet of Fire (Wikipedia)
“Alohomora”
   is used to   
Unlock a Door
Also unlocks objects. “From Hawaiian aloha, meaning "hello" or in this case "farewell", and Latin mora, meaning "obstacle".” (Wikipedia)
“Anapneo”
   is used to   
Stop a Person Choking
Used by Professor Slughorn on Marcus Belby: The Half-Blood Prince. From the Greek anapneo, ‘I breathe in’
"Aparecium"
   is used to   
Reveal Invisible Ink
Used unsuccessfully by Hermione in an attempt to reveal the contents of Tom Riddle's diary in Chamber of Secrets
“Apparate”
   is used to   
Cause You to Appear in Another Place
The opposite to “Disapparate”. ‘Appareo’ is the Latin for ‘to become visible’.
“Avada Kedavra”
   is used to   
Cause Instant Death
One of the 3 Unforgivable Curses-- The Aramaic avada means "I destroy/kill" whereas kedavra means "as I speak". (Wikipedia)
“Avis”
   is used to   
Conjure a Flock of Birds from a Wand
Latin for ‘bird’. Used by Mr Ollivander to check that Viktor Krum’s wand was in working order before the Triwizard Tournament: Goblet of Fire
The Bat-Bogey Hex
   is used to   
Cause the Victim’s Nasal Mucous to Turn Into Bats and Attack Them
Used by Ginny Weasley on Draco Malfoy (Order of the Phoenix) and Zacharius Smith (Half-blood Prince)
The Bubble-Head Charm
   is used to   
Provide an Air Supply for Yourself
Used underwater by Cedric Diggory in the Triwizard Tournament (Goblet of Fire) and by students to avoid the bad smells caused by pranks on Dolores Umbridge (Order of the Phoenix)
“Colloportus”
   is used to   
Seal a Door Against Being Opened
First used in Order of the Phoenix when Neville, Luna and Harry needed to seal doors in the Department of Mysteries against some Death Eaters… The Latin word 'porta' means ‘door' and the Greek root 'kolla' means ‘glue’, (Wikipedia)
“Confundio”
   is used to   
Confuse an Object or Person
Hermione uses this Charm to confuse Cormac McLaggen during Quidditch try-outs so that Ron will get picked as Keeper (Half-blood Prince)
The Conjunctivitus Curse
   is used to   
Affect Your Opponent’s Eyesight
Used by Viktor Krum to blind his dragon in Goblet of Fire and by Madame Maxime on the giants in Order of the Phoenix.
“Crucio”
   is used to   
Inflict Excrutiating Pain on the Victim
One of the 3 Unforgivable Curses -- ‘Crucio’ from the Latin ‘to torture’
“Deletrius”
   is used to   
Erase Magical Effects
Amos Diggory uses this to get rid of the echo of the Dark Mark from Harry's wand (Goblet of Fire)
“Densaugeo”
   is used to   
Enlarge a Person’s Teeth
Draco’s spell re-bounds onto Hermione in Goblet of Fire, when Madame Pomfrey reduces her teeth, Hermione lets her make them smaller than they originally were.
“Diffindo”
   is used to   
Tear an Object
A Severing Charm. From the Latin ‘to split’
“Disapparate”
   is used to   
Disappear Before Appearing at Your Destination
The opposite of Apparate
A Disillusionment Charm
   is used to   
Hide an Object
Alistair Moody makes Harry change colour to match the background in Order of the Phoenix.
“Dissendium”
   is used to   
Reveal a Secret Passage
The password that causes the statue of the humpbacked witch hiding the secret passage to Honeydukes to open up. (Prisoner of Azkaban)
“Enervate”
   is used to   
Revive Something That Has Been Stupified
Sometimes “Renervate” to wake someone
“Engorgio”
   is used to   
Enlarge an Object
Hagrid is suspected of using this Charm on his pumpkins!
“Episkey”
   is used to   
Heal a Minor Injury
In The Half-Blood Prince, Tonks uses this spell to fix Harry's broken nose. “From the Greek "episkeui", which means "repair"” (Wikipedia).
“Evanesco”
   is used to   
Make an Object Disappear
From the Latin evanescere, "to disappear".
“Expecto Patronum”
   is used to   
Defend Yourself from Dementors
Conjures an incarnation of wizard’s innermost positive emotions. ‘Patronus’ is Latin for ‘protector’.
“Expelliarmus”
   is used to   
Disarm Your Opponent
Latin for ‘to expel a weapon’ this makes the opponent’s wand, or other object, fly from their hand.
“Ferula”
   is used to   
Conjure a Splint and Bandages
Remus Lupin uses this spell to bind Ron's broken leg (The Prisoner of Azkaban). Latin ferula, meaning "walking-stick" or "splint (Wikipedia)
“Finite Incantatem”
   is used to   
Remove a Spell
“Snape uses it in The Chamber of Secrets to restore order in the Dueling Club when Harry and Draco were dueling” (Wikipedia)
“Flagrate”
   is used to   
Draw Fire With Your Wand
‘Flagratia’ is the Latin for ‘burning’ Hermione uses this spell in The Order of the Phoenix to mark doors of the Department of Mysteries which had already opened
“Furnunculus”
   is used to   
Make Boils Appear on Your Enemy’s Body
Harry uses this against Draco in Goblet of Fire, but hits Goyle instead.
“Impedimenta”
   is used to   
Slow or Stop the Target’s Progress
Latin impedimentum means "a hindrance" or "an impediment” (Wikipedia)
“Imperio”
   is used to   
Put Someone Under Your Total Control
One of the 3 Unforgivable Curses, Harry starts learning to resist it in Goblet of Fire
“Impervius”
   is used to   
Make an Object Water-repellant
Hermione uses it on Harry's glasses while in a rainy Quidditch (The Prisoner of Azkaban)
“Incarcerous”
   is used to   
Bind Your Opponent With Ropes
“First heard in The Order of the Phoenix, when Dolores Umbridge gets in a battle with the centaurs.” (Wikipedia)
“Incendio”
   is used to   
Create Fire
“Used in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire by Arthur Weasley to create a fire in the Dursleys' hearth so that he could use Floo powder there”. (Wikipedia)
The Jelly-Legs Jinx
   is used to   
Make Your Opponent’s Legs Shake
Used on Malfoy, Crabbe and Goyle on the train in The Goblet of Fire
"Langlock"
   is used to   
Stick Your Opponent's Tongue to the Roof of Their Mouth
Used by Harry on Peeves in The Half-blood Prince
“Legilimens”
   is used to   
Allow You to See Someone’s Memories and Thoughts
Harry learnt Occlumency to protect himself from this.
“Levicorpus”
   is used to   
Lift Your Opponent in the Air by Their Ankles
“Apparently invented by the Half-Blood Prince, and described by him as "non-verbal", although it can be used verbally” (Wikipedia)
“Liberacorpus”
   is used to   
Counteract the Levicorpus Spell
Harry uses the spell in The Half-Blood Prince when he accidentally levitates Ron.
“Locomotor Mortis”
   is used to   
Lock Your Opponent’s Legs Together
Draco Malfoy uses this spell on Neville Longbottom in The Philosopher's Stone
“Locomotor”
   is used to   
Move Objects Around With Your Wand
Used by Nymphadora Tonks in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to move Harry's trunk from his room.(Wikipedia)
“Lumos”
   is used to   
Conjure a Light from Your Wand
Used in the Prisoner of Azkaban so Harry can read his homework.
“Mobiliarbus”
   is used to   
Move a Tree
“In Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, Hermione Granger uses the spell to move a Christmas Tree … to hide Harry Potter who had sneaked to Hogsmeade using the Marauder's Map.” (Wikipedia)
“Mobilicorpus”
   is used to   
Move an Unconscious Body
Sirius Black uses it on Professor Snape in The Prisoner of Azkaban.
“Morsmordre”
   is used to   
Conjure the Dark Mark
The Dark Mark is the sign of Lord Voldemort. “Latin mors, "death", and mordere, meaning "to bite"” (Wikipedia)
“Muffliato”
   is used to   
Prevent People from Hearing Your Conversation
Fills people’s ears with a buzzing sound
“Nox”
   is used to   
Turn out a Light Conjured by “Lumos”
‘Nox’ is Latin for ‘Night’
“Obliviate”
   is used to   
Erase Someone's Memory
Can also modify a memory. The Latin ‘Oblivo’ means ‘Forgetfulness’
Occlumency
   is used to   
Defend Your Mind Against Psychic Attack
Taught to Harry Potter by Professor Snape in "Order of the Phoenix"
“Oppugno”
   is used to   
Attack Someone With a Flock of Canaries
During an argument with Ron, Hermione summons a flock of canaries and makes them attack him. (Half-blood Prince) From the Latin ‘oppugno’ meaning ‘I attack.’
“Orchideous”
   is used to   
Make Flowers Sprout from Your Wand
Used by Mr Ollivander to test Fleur Delacour's wand before the Triwizard Tournament (Goblet of Fire)
“Petrificus Totalus”
   is used to   
Freeze Your Opponent in Position
First used in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone by Hermione, to prevent Neville from stopping her, Ron, and Harry from hunting for the Philosopher's Stone (Wikipedia)
“Point Me”
   is used to   
Make Your Wand Point North
Harry uses this to guide him through the maze during the third task of the Triwizard Tournament. (The Goblet of Fire.
“Portus”
   is used to   
Turn an Object Into a Portkey
Portkeys are objects that are charmed to transport those who touch them to another place. Goblet of Fire.
“Prior Incantato”
   is used to   
Produce an Image of the Last Spell Performed by a Wand
When two wands that share the same magical core, such as Harry and Voldemort’s, are forced to engage in battle, a more powerful reverse spell effect called Priori Incantatem takes place. (The Goblet of Fire)
“Protego”
   is used to   
Create a Magical Shield to Ward off Jinxes
Latin protego, "I cover" or "I protect". (Wikipedia)
“Quietus”
   is used to   
Reverse the “Sonorus” Spell
Makes your voice return to normal volume.
“Reducio”
   is used to   
Reverse the “Engorgio” Spell
Reduces objects to their normal size
“Reducto”
   is used to   
Destroy Objects in Your Path
Harry uses this spell to burn a small hole in one of the maze hedges in The Goblet of Fire
“Reparo”
   is used to   
Mend an Object
First seen in Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, used by Hermione Granger to mend the taped nose bridge of Harry's glasses (Wikipedia)
“Rictusempra”
   is used to   
Cause Someone to Laugh Uncontrollably
The Tickling Charm used by Harry on Draco in the Dueling Club (Chamber of Secrets).
“Riddikulus”
   is used to   
Destroy a Boggart
Causes the target to take on a humorous appearance.
“Scourgify”
   is used to   
Clean Something
“First used by Nymphadora Tonks to clean Hedwig's cage in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Later, Ginny Weasley performs the spell to clean up Stinksap in the Hogwarts Express” (Wikipedia)
“Sectumsempra”
   is used to   
Gash Your Opponent
Invented by the Half-blood Prince and used by Harry against Draco in the Dueling Club. Latin ‘sectum’, ‘cut’, and ‘semper’, ‘always’
“Serpensortia”
   is used to   
Conjure a Snake from Your Wand
Used by Draco in Chamber of Secrets
“Silencio”
   is used to   
Make Something Silent
From Spanish, meaning "silent" and has its origins in the Latin word "silentium."
“Sonorus”
   is used to   
Make Your Voice Very Loud
Used in place of a megaphone
“Specialis Revelio”
   is used to   
Make an Object Show Its Magical Properties
Hermione uses this to find more out about the Half-blood Prince’s Advanced Potion-Making book.
“Stupefy”
   is used to   
Stun a Person or Creature
With red light or sparks from the wand.
“Tarantallegra”
   is used to   
Force the Legs of Your Opponent to Dance
The Tarantella is a very fast Italian dance
“Tergeo”
   is used to   
Clean Liquid from a Surface
“Hermione Granger uses the spell in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to remove blood from Harry's face. It is later used to remove spilled ink. Latin tergere, "wipe off; cleanse” (Wikipedia)
“Waddiwasi”
   is used to   
Cause Chewing Gum to Fly at High Speed
Used by Remus Lupin to expel a wad of chewing gum from a key hole and up Peeves' nose. (Prisoner of Azkaban)
“Wingardium Leviosa”
   is used to   
Levitate an Object
First mentioned in Philosopher’s Stone when Prof. Flitwick’s class practice the spell.


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