infatuate


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in·fat·u·ate

 (ĭn-făch′o͞o-āt′)
tr.v. in·fat·u·at·ed, in·fat·u·at·ing, in·fat·u·ates
1. To inspire with unreasoning love or attachment.
2. To cause to behave foolishly.
adj. (-ĭt, -āt′)
Infatuated.

[Latin īnfatuāre, īnfatuāt- : in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + fatuus, foolish.]

in·fat′u·a′tion (-ā′shən) n.

infatuate

vb (tr)
1. to inspire or fill with foolish, shallow, or extravagant passion
2. to cause to act foolishly
adj
an archaic word for infatuated
n
literary a person who is infatuated
[C16: from Latin infatuāre, from in-2 + fatuus fatuous]

in•fat•u•ate

(v. ɪnˈfætʃ uˌeɪt; adj., n. -ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
adj., n. v.t.
1. to inspire or possess with a foolish or unreasoning admiration or love.
2. to affect with folly; make foolish or fatuous.
adj.
3. characterized by foolish or irrational love or desire; infatuated.
n.
4. a person who is infatuated.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin infatuātus, past participle of infatuāre to make into a fool]
in•fat′u•a`tor, n.

infatuate


Past participle: infatuated
Gerund: infatuating

Imperative
infatuate
infatuate
Present
I infatuate
you infatuate
he/she/it infatuates
we infatuate
you infatuate
they infatuate
Preterite
I infatuated
you infatuated
he/she/it infatuated
we infatuated
you infatuated
they infatuated
Present Continuous
I am infatuating
you are infatuating
he/she/it is infatuating
we are infatuating
you are infatuating
they are infatuating
Present Perfect
I have infatuated
you have infatuated
he/she/it has infatuated
we have infatuated
you have infatuated
they have infatuated
Past Continuous
I was infatuating
you were infatuating
he/she/it was infatuating
we were infatuating
you were infatuating
they were infatuating
Past Perfect
I had infatuated
you had infatuated
he/she/it had infatuated
we had infatuated
you had infatuated
they had infatuated
Future
I will infatuate
you will infatuate
he/she/it will infatuate
we will infatuate
you will infatuate
they will infatuate
Future Perfect
I will have infatuated
you will have infatuated
he/she/it will have infatuated
we will have infatuated
you will have infatuated
they will have infatuated
Future Continuous
I will be infatuating
you will be infatuating
he/she/it will be infatuating
we will be infatuating
you will be infatuating
they will be infatuating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been infatuating
you have been infatuating
he/she/it has been infatuating
we have been infatuating
you have been infatuating
they have been infatuating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been infatuating
you will have been infatuating
he/she/it will have been infatuating
we will have been infatuating
you will have been infatuating
they will have been infatuating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been infatuating
you had been infatuating
he/she/it had been infatuating
we had been infatuating
you had been infatuating
they had been infatuating
Conditional
I would infatuate
you would infatuate
he/she/it would infatuate
we would infatuate
you would infatuate
they would infatuate
Past Conditional
I would have infatuated
you would have infatuated
he/she/it would have infatuated
we would have infatuated
you would have infatuated
they would have infatuated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.infatuate - arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way; "His new car has infatuated him"; "love has infatuated her"
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

infatuate

adjective
Affected with intense romantic attraction:
Slang: gone.
References in classic literature ?
I wonder, mother, what it is about the man that so infatuates the public?
Following an appearance at Andrea's university in 1975, Duras so infatuates the philosophy student that he writes to her up to five times a day for five years.