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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.

captivating

(ˈkæptɪˌveɪtɪŋ)
adj
holding one's attention completely
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.captivating - capturing interest as if by a spellcaptivating - capturing interest as if by a spell; "bewitching smile"; "Roosevelt was a captivating speaker"; "enchanting music"; "an enthralling book"; "antique papers of entrancing design"; "a fascinating woman"
attractive - pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations"
Translations

captivating

[ˈkæptɪveɪtɪŋ] ADJcautivador, fascinante

captivating

adjbezaubernd; personalityeinnehmend
References in classic literature ?
He had been so long palled with the attentions of managing mothers and designing daughters; had seen so much of female manoeuvring, and had so easily seen through it, that the natural and inartificial loveliness of Charlotte touched his senses with a freshness of delicacy that to him was as captivating as it was novel.
Reginald has long wished, I know, to see the captivating Lady Susan, and we shall depend on his joining our party soon.
Her face was captivating by reason of a certain frankness of expression and a contradictory subtle play of features.
It was enough to secure his good opinion; for to be unaffected was all that a pretty girl could want to make her mind as captivating as her person.
As Monte Cristo approached, she leaned upon the elbow of the arm that held the narghile, and extending to him her other hand, said, with a smile of captivating sweetness, in the sonorous language spoken by the women of Athens and Sparta, "Why demand permission ere you enter?
It was plain to them all that Colonel Fitzwilliam came because he had pleasure in their society, a persuasion which of course recommended him still more; and Elizabeth was reminded by her own satisfaction in being with him, as well as by his evident admiration of her, of her former favourite George Wickham; and though, in comparing them, she saw there was less captivating softness in Colonel Fitzwilliam's manners, she believed he might have the best informed mind.
He would have been filled with all noble and captivating qualities--or those regarded as such in West Africa.
I had long since learnt to understand, composedly and as a matter of course, that my situation in life was considered a guarantee against any of my female pupils feeling more than the most ordinary interest in me, and that I was admitted among beautiful and captivating women much as a harmless domestic animal is admitted among them.
Watching this video with the knowledge of what is going to happen almost makes it more captivating, as each child waddles towards this impressive tower of Jenga blocks.
And the captivating Lady Charlotte does not strike him as a woman who will be wooed by his wealth or title.
It is brave, unique and a really captivating live experience.
Saba is captivating and one pilot, Dom, shudders as her gaze turns his way.