Character 9
Hyphenation cap ti vate
Pronunciations /ˈkæptɪveɪt/

Definitions and meanings of "Captivate"

What do we mean by captivate?

To attract and hold the interest of, as by beauty or wit. synonym: charm. transitive verb

To capture. transitive verb

Taken captive; made prisoner; fascinated; insnared.

To seize by force, as an enemy in war, or anything belonging to an enemy; capture; take captive.

To bring into bondage; subdue; place in subjection.

To overpower and hold by excellence or beauty; charm or lure by any means; engage the regard, esteem, or affections of; fascinate.

=Syn 3. To enslave, enchant, lead captive, enamour, bewitch.

To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue. transitive verb

To acquire ascendancy over by reason of some art or attraction; to fascinate; to charm. transitive verb

Taken prisoner; made captive; insnared; charmed. adjective

To attract and hold interest and attention of; charm. verb

Attract; cause to be enamored verb

To attract and hold interest and attention of; charm.

To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue.

Synonyms and Antonyms for Captivate

The word "captivate" in example sentences

We tossed to the fish humbugs of wool, silk, and feathers, gauds such as captivate the greedy or the guileless. ❋ Various (N/A)

Another apparently had the word "captivate" confused with something else, but darned if I can figure out what: "Furthermore, many families found that having [a popular fictional television family] captivated as a cartoon was inappropriate because it wold target the viewers of children." ❋ Unknown (2010)

Good subject lines are like good newspaper headlines: They communicate and captivate in a small amount of space. ❋ Kern Lewis (2010)

SAN'A — Hundreds of protesters marched in each of Yemen's two biggest cities, the capital San'a and the port city of Aden, demonstrating in solidarity with the Egyptian uprising, which continues to captivate the Arab world and put pressure on other autocratic regimes in region. ❋ Hakim Almasmari (2011)

Ten is a trying time, too young for boy-girl relationships, yet toys no longer captivate the imagination. ❋ Jack Canfield (2011)

If you have some time to kill, I promise you that the game will captivate you even today. ❋ Unknown (2009)

"A fascinating psycho will captivate the author's many fans." ❋ Unknown (2010)

OMG, my dear Gringal, how could I have left out the superlatives which captivate the imagination, turn the palette and brighten the eyes with a pinch of excellence. ❋ Unknown (2009)

The things that captivate the world are oftentimes born of drama, turmoil and yes, even crazy. — i.e. the lurid messiness of cultural game-changers like Chaplin, Picasso, or worse yet, a Frank Lloyd Wright. ❋ Unknown (2009)

Nolan is so brilliant, he can captivate people and as good as Avatar was, I'm over it. ❋ Unknown (2010)

Gourmet has been sliding on its ability to captivate its audience ever since the January Cupcake Cover. 2 months after that issue, they actually posted a recipe on how to roast a chicken. ❋ Unknown (2009)

“Consummate storyteller Jeffries pens another title in the School for Heiresses series that is destined to captivate readers with its sensuality and wonderfully enchanting plot.” ❋ Deborah Gonzales (2011)

"TV formats such as Britain's Got Talent, Midsomer Murders and Spooks continue to captivate and inspire new audiences, demonstrating the global reach and appeal of the UK TV industry." ❋ Mark Sweney (2010)

Treasure Hunt: one of several vintage gameshows to captivate the attention of Enter4entertainment staff. ❋ Unknown (2011)

Prior research has linked the popularity of the extrovert to their desire to captivate the attention of others, their expressive behaviors, verbal humor and fashionable dress. ❋ Unknown (2011)

He has demonstrated an ability to captivate in these roles, and I am curious to see if Hollywood can transition him into full time leading man territory. ❋ Unknown (2010)

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