delectate

delectate

(dɪˈlɛkteɪt; ˈdiːlɛkˌteɪt)
vb (tr)
formal to delight (a person)

de•lec•tate

(dɪˈlɛk teɪt)

v.t. -tat•ed, -tat•ing.
to please; charm; delight.
[1705–1805; < Latin dēlectātus delighted, past participle of dēlectāre. See delectable, -ate1]
de•lec•ta•tion (ˌdi lɛkˈteɪ ʃən) n.
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4) During the last decade, her career finally took flight; American audiences increasingly flocked to delectate her musico-dramatic pyrotechnics not only at the Met, but also in concert at various university campuses and performance halls in New York, Philadelphia, Washington D.