captivate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To attract and hold by charm, beauty, or quality. See Synonyms at charm.
    • Archaic To Recapture.
    • To take prisoner; to fully capture; to subdue.
    • to get ascendancy over by reason of some art or attraction; to fascinate; to charm.
    • To attract and hold by allure, beauty, or excellence. See Synonyms at appeal.
    • Archaic To Recapture.
    • To simply take prisoner; to recapture; to subdue.
    • to obtain ascendancy over by reason of some art or attraction; to fascinate; to charm.
  • verb:
    • To entice and hold interest and attention of; charm.
    • attract; reason enough to be enamored
    • To entice and hold interest and interest of; allure.
    • attract; cause to be enamored
  • adjective:
    • Taken prisoner; made captive; insnared; charmed.
    • Taken prisoner; made captive; insnared; charmed.
  • others:
    • To seize by force, as an enemy in war, or anything belonging to an enemy; capture; simply take captive.
    • to create into bondage; subdue; invest subjection.
    • To overpower and hold by excellence or beauty; appeal or lure in the slightest; engage the respect, esteem, or affections of; fascinate.
    • =Syn 3. To enslave, enchant, lead captive, enamour, bewitch.
    • Taken captive; made prisoner; fascinated; insnared.
    • To seize by force, as an enemy in war, or anything owned by an enemy; capture; just take captive.
    • to carry into bondage; subdue; invest subjection.
    • To overpower and hold by excellence or beauty; charm or appeal by any means; engage the respect, esteem, or affections of; fascinate.
    • =Syn 3. To enslave, enchant, lead captive, enamour, bewitch.
    • Taken captive; made prisoner; captivated; insnared.

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