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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.
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captivate

(ˈkæptɪˌveɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to hold the attention of by fascinating; enchant
2. an obsolete word for capture
[C16: from Late Latin captivāre, from captīvus captive]
ˈcaptiˌvatingly adv
ˌcaptiˈvation n
ˈcaptiˌvator n
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cap•ti•vate

(ˈkæp təˌveɪt)

v.t. -vat•ed, -vat•ing.
1. to attract intensely and fixedly; fascinate.
2. Obs. to capture.
[1520–30; < Late Latin captīvātus, past participle of captīvāre]
cap`ti•va′tion, n.
cap′ti•va`tor, n.
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captivate


Past participle: captivated
Gerund: captivating

Imperative
captivate
captivate
Present
I captivate
you captivate
he/she/it captivates
we captivate
you captivate
they captivate
Preterite
I captivated
you captivated
he/she/it captivated
we captivated
you captivated
they captivated
Present Continuous
I am captivating
you are captivating
he/she/it is captivating
we are captivating
you are captivating
they are captivating
Present Perfect
I have captivated
you have captivated
he/she/it has captivated
we have captivated
you have captivated
they have captivated
Past Continuous
I was captivating
you were captivating
he/she/it was captivating
we were captivating
you were captivating
they were captivating
Past Perfect
I had captivated
you had captivated
he/she/it had captivated
we had captivated
you had captivated
they had captivated
Future
I will captivate
you will captivate
he/she/it will captivate
we will captivate
you will captivate
they will captivate
Future Perfect
I will have captivated
you will have captivated
he/she/it will have captivated
we will have captivated
you will have captivated
they will have captivated
Future Continuous
I will be captivating
you will be captivating
he/she/it will be captivating
we will be captivating
you will be captivating
they will be captivating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been captivating
you have been captivating
he/she/it has been captivating
we have been captivating
you have been captivating
they have been captivating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been captivating
you will have been captivating
he/she/it will have been captivating
we will have been captivating
you will have been captivating
they will have been captivating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been captivating
you had been captivating
he/she/it had been captivating
we had been captivating
you had been captivating
they had been captivating
Conditional
I would captivate
you would captivate
he/she/it would captivate
we would captivate
you would captivate
they would captivate
Past Conditional
I would have captivated
you would have captivated
he/she/it would have captivated
we would have captivated
you would have captivated
they would have captivated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.captivate - attractcaptivate - attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
hold - hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
attract, appeal - be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
work - gratify and charm, usually in order to influence; "the political candidate worked the crowds"
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captivate

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captivate

verb
To please greatly or irresistibly:
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Translations
يَسْحَرُ، يَخْلِبُ، يَسْبي الألْباب
uchvátit
betagefascinere
očarati
elragad
heilla, hrífa
valdzināt
büyülemeketkilemek

captivate

[ˈkæptɪveɪt] VTencantar, cautivar
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captivate

[ˈkæptɪveɪt] vtcaptiver, fasciner
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captivate

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captivate

[ˈkæptɪˌveɪt] vtaffascinare, incantare, avvincere
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

captivate

(ˈkӕptiveit) verb
to charm, fascinate, or hold the attention of. He was captivated by her beauty.
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'Nickleby,' said Mr Mantalini in tears, 'you have been made a witness to this demnition cruelty, on the part of the demdest enslaver and captivator that never was, oh dem!
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The packed programme also features an exciting discovery by Cantorelli of the music by a contemporary Norwegian-born composer, Ola Gjeilo, whose settings of Medieval Latin texts, Ubi Caritas and Unicornis Captivator, range in style from Renaissance dance to shimmering chorales to chant and in texture from unison to expansive eight part harmonies.
3.25 SANDOWN MORE4 IT looks as though James Fanshawe has laid CAPTIVATOR out for this and you have to say the mare has everything in her favour.
Hard to assess Captivator produced a very encouraging comeback performance to finish second to subsequent Group 1 winner Izzi Top in the spring but was a big disappointment at Royal Ascot and is now on the comeback trail.
The day's Listed race, the Betfred Mobile Sports Snowdrop Fillies' Stakes, had a fine finish with James Fanshawe's Captivator (7-1) showing tenacity under Kieren Fallon to short-head the 7-4 favourite Law Of The Range.
Gooseberries are notoriously prickly bushes, so, to make picking less painful, keep an eye out for thornless varieties such as "Captivator" or "Pax".
Principal Role (4-1) strode away in the closing stages to take Listed-race honours by two lengths from the 6-4 favourite Modeyra, with Captivator a length-and-three-quarters back in third.
Tomorrow's tips FOLKESTONE: GAZETTE BET: 5.15 Captivator. NAOMI MATTHEW: 2.10 Triggerlo, 2.40 Crown Ridge, 3.10 Wild Silk, 3.40 Fault, 4.10 Efistorm, 4.45 Entrance, 5.15 Sacred Shield (nb).