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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Captivate  \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. 
  Irving. 
 
  Syn:  To  enslave;  subdue;  overpower;  charm;  enchant;  bewitch; 
  facinate;  capture;  lead  captive. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  captivated 
  adj  1:  strongly  attracted  [syn:  {charmed}] 
  2:  filled  with  wonder  and  delight  [syn:  {beguiled},  {charmed}, 
  {delighted},  {enthralled},  {entranced}] 




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