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Meaning of CAPTIVATE

Pronunciation:  'kaptu`veyt

WordNet Dictionary
[v]  attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"

CAPTIVATE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: becharm, beguile, bewitch, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance
 See Also: appeal, attract, hold, work



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.]
             Their woes whom fortune captivates.   --Shak.
    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.
             Small landscapes of captivating loveliness. --W.
    Syn: To enslave; subdue; overpower; charm; enchant; bewitch;
         facinate; capture; lead captive.
  2. \Cap"ti*vate\, p. a. [L. captivatus.]
    Taken prisoner; made captive; insnared; charmed.
          Women have been captivate ere now.       --Shak.
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