transitive verb-·at·ed, -·at·ing
- to make foolish; cause to lose sound judgment
- to inspire with foolish or shallow love or affection
Origin of infatuatefrom Classical Latin infatuatus, past participle of infatuare, to make a fool of from in-, intensive + fatuus, foolish: see fatuous
transitive verbin·fat·u·at·ed, in·fat·u·at·ing, in·fat·u·ates
- To inspire with unreasoning love or attachment.
- To cause to behave foolishly.
Origin of infatuateLatin īnfatuāre īnfatuāt- in- causative pref. ; see in- 2. fatuus foolish
(third-person singular simple present infatuates, present participle infatuating, simple past and past participle infatuated)
(comparative more infatuate, superlative most infatuate)
- (obsolete) Infatuated; full of unreasoning love or attachment.
From Latin infatuo