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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Captivating  \Cap"ti*va`ting\,  a. 
  Having  power  to  captivate  or  charm;  fascinating;  as 
  captivating  smiles.  --  {Cap"ti*va`ting*ly},  adv 
 
  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]: 
 
  captivating 
  adj  :  capturing  interest  as  if  by  a  spell;  "bewitching  smile"; 
  "Roosevelt  was  a  captivating  speaker";  "enchanting 
  music";  "an  enthralling  book";  "antique  papers  of 
  entrancing  design";  "a  fascinating  woman"  [syn:  {bewitching}, 
  {enchanting},  {enthralling},  {entrancing},  {fascinating}] 




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