Captivate Definition

kăptə-vāt
captivated, captivates, captivating
verb
captivated, captivates, captivating
To attract and hold the interest of, as by beauty or wit.
American Heritage
To take or hold captive.
Webster's New World
To capture.
American Heritage
To capture the attention or affection of, as by beauty, excellence, etc.; fascinate; charm.
Webster's New World
Glanvill.
'Tis a greater credit to know the ways of captivating Nature, and making her subserve our purposes, than to have learned all the intrigues of policy.
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Origin of Captivate

  • Late Latin captivāre captivāt- to capture from Latin captīvus prisoner captive

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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