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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 ?
Under this infatuating principle, counteracted by no real affection for her sister, it was impossible for her to aim at more than the credit of projecting and arranging so expensive a charity; though perhaps she might so little know herself as to walk home to the Parsonage, after this conversation, in the happy belief of being the most liberal-minded sister and aunt in the world.
To a young man with the least fire in him that little upward lift in the middle of her red top lip was distracting, infatuating, maddening.