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'Captivate'

Definition of 'captivate'
From: WordNet
verb
Attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts" [syn: capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant]
Definition of 'Captivate'
From: GCIDE
Captivate \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.] [1913 Webster]
Their woes whom fortune captivates. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
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. [1913 Webster]
Small landscapes of captivating loveliness. --W. Irving.
Syn: To enslave; subdue; overpower; charm; enchant; bewitch; facinate; capture; lead captive. [1913 Webster]
Definition of 'Captivate'
From: GCIDE
Captivate \Cap"ti*vate\, p. a. [L. captivatus.] Taken prisoner; made captive; insnared; charmed. [1913 Webster]
Women have been captivate ere now. --Shak. [1913 Webster]
Synonyms of 'captivate'
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