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.C., Cleveland, Chicago, Detroit, Dallas, San Francisco, Seattle, Pittsburgh, and elsewhere.