Definitions for: Captivate


[v] attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"



Webster (1913) Definition: Cap"ti*vate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Captivated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Captivating.] [L. captivatus, p. p. of
captivare to capture, fr. captivus captive. See Captive.]
1. To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue. [Obs.]

Their woes whom fortune captivates. --Shak.

2. To acquire ascendancy over by reason of some art or
attraction; to fascinate; to charm; as, Cleopatra
captivated Antony; the orator captivated all hearts.

Small landscapes of captivating loveliness. --W.
Irving.

Syn: To enslave; subdue; overpower; charm; enchant; bewitch;
facinate; capture; lead captive.


Cap"ti*vate, p. a. [L. captivatus.]
Taken prisoner; made captive; insnared; charmed.

Women have been captivate ere now. --Shak.

Synonyms: becharm, beguile, bewitch, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance

See Also: appeal, attract, hold, work

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