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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.
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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
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References in classic literature ?
They have much the same quality of simple and sincerely moralized realism that I found afterwards in the work of the early Swiss realist, Jeremias Gotthelf, and very likely it was this that captivated my judgment.
Nay, I must confess, that even I myself, who am not remarkably liable to be captivated with show, have yielded not a little to the impressions of much preceding state.
No one will say it is unmanly to be captivated by a woman, or, being captivated, to marry her; and the admiration, the delight, the passion, the wonder, the unbounded confidence, and frantic adoration with which, by degrees, this big warrior got to regard the little Rebecca, were feelings which the ladies at least will pronounce were not altogether discreditable to him.
She was pleased to see that he was captivated by her and it did not occur to her that there was anything wrong in it.
A young man at Ferozpura died because of an electric current while four persons in Sowan area st captivated ck in a deep ditch and 11 persons including 2 children captivated in a rain ditch who were rescued by the rescu teams.
Locals said the Tajik citizens captivated 2 Kyrgyz servicemen.
The video shows a street artist in Hanoi, Vietnam who seemingly spent quite some time setting up the structure, watched on by a crowd of captivated public before a small boy finally walks into it and sends it crashing to the ground.
And even before lights out, Rose has you captivated with a series of small, thirsty coughs and twitches drawing you into her plight.
"For the first week it was hard to take, in the second week I thought it was quite nice and by the third week I was totally captivated by it.
Leslie Blodgett, executive chairman of Bare Escentuals, was listening to a radio interview with Edmonson on NPR and was captivated by her story--and her music.
The Mayans have captivated those with an interest in Native American history for centuries.