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cap·ti·vate

 (kăp′tə-vāt′)
tr.v. cap·ti·vat·ed, cap·ti·vat·ing, cap·ti·vates
1. To attract and hold the interest of, as by beauty or wit. See Synonyms at charm.
2. Archaic To capture.

[Late Latin captivāre, captivāt-, to capture, from Latin captīvus, prisoner; see captive.]

cap′ti·va′tion n.
cap′ti·va′tor n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.captivated - strongly attracted
loving - feeling or showing love and affection; "loving parents"; "loving glances"
2.captivated - filled with wonder and delightcaptivated - filled with wonder and delight  
enchanted - influenced as by charms or incantations
References in classic literature ?
Jim can do that; and when he wants to send any little common ordinary mysterious message to let the world know where he's captivated, he can write it on the bottom of a tin plate with a fork and throw it out of the window.
WE tramped along behind Jim and Lem till we come to the back stile where old Jim's cabin was that he was captivated in, the time we set him free, and here come the dogs piling around us to say howdy, and there was the lights of the house, too; so we warn't afeard any more, and was going to climb over, but Tom says:
Are they dazzled, captivated, taken possession of, by the splendor of the theme, and do they fancy they can write up to it?
Was it a new circumstance for a man of firstrate abilities to be captivated by very inferior powers?
Not that my fancy was much captivated by the idea of long chimneys and clouds of smoke--"but," I argued, "Thornfield will, probably, be a good way from the town.
But she was so affectionate and sweet-natured, and had such a pleasant manner of being both sly and shy at once, that she captivated me more than ever.
Like many of us, he has been captivated by her naturalness, her naivete, her clear good eyes,--that look of nature that is always art
That is why he is captivated by Gertrude's aristocratic air.
The Persian was equally captivated by Noureddin, and said to herself: "The vizir does me too great honour in buying me for the king.
But I can't imagine what it is that this damsel saw in your worship that could have conquered and captivated her so.
Perhaps a germ of love was springing in their hearts, so pure that it might blossom in Paradise, since it could not be matured on earth; for women worship such gentle dignity as his; and the proud, contemplative, yet kindly soul is oftenest captivated by simplicity like hers.
From what Squire Jones had telled me, I some expected to be quite captivated by her company.