'Infatuate' definitions:

Definition of 'infatuate'

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Arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way; "His new car has infatuated him"; "love has infatuated her"

Definition of 'Infatuate'

  • Infatuate \In*fat"u*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Infatuated; p. pr. & vb. n. Infatuating.] [1913 Webster]
  • 1. To make foolish; to affect with folly; to weaken the intellectual powers of, or to deprive of sound judgment. [1913 Webster]
  • The judgment of God will be very visible in infatuating a people . . . ripe and prepared for destruction. --Clarendon. [1913 Webster]
  • 2. To inspire with a foolish and extravagant passion; as, to be infatuated with gaming. [1913 Webster]
  • The people are . . . infatuated with the notion. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

Definition of 'Infatuate'

  • Infatuate \In*fat"u*ate\ (?; 135), a. [L. infatuatus, p. p. of infatuare to infatuate; pref. in- in + fatuus foolish. See Fatuous.] Infatuated. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

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