(comparative more captivating, superlative most captivating)
- Present participle of captivate.
Variant of captivate
transitive verbcaptivated, captivating
- Obsolete to take or hold captive
- to capture the attention or affection of, as by beauty, excellence, etc.; fascinate; charm
Origin of captivate; from Ecclesiastical Late Latin captivatus, past participle of captivare, to take captive ; from Classical Latin captivus: see captive