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in·fat·u·ate

 (ĭn-făch′o͞o-āt′)
tr.v. in·fat·u·at·ed, in·fat·u·at·ing, in·fat·u·ates
1. To inspire with unreasoning love or attachment.
2. To cause to behave foolishly.
adj. (-ĭt, -āt′)
Infatuated.

[Latin īnfatuāre, īnfatuāt- : in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + fatuus, foolish.]

in·fat′u·a′tion (-ā′shən) n.

infatuate

vb (tr)
1. to inspire or fill with foolish, shallow, or extravagant passion
2. to cause to act foolishly
adj
an archaic word for infatuated
n
literary a person who is infatuated
[C16: from Latin infatuāre, from in-2 + fatuus fatuous]

in•fat•u•ate

(v. ɪnˈfætʃ uˌeɪt; adj., n. -ɪt, -ˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing,
adj., n. v.t.
1. to inspire or possess with a foolish or unreasoning admiration or love.
2. to affect with folly; make foolish or fatuous.
adj.
3. characterized by foolish or irrational love or desire; infatuated.
n.
4. a person who is infatuated.
[1425–75; late Middle English < Latin infatuātus, past participle of infatuāre to make into a fool]
in•fat′u•a`tor, n.

infatuate


Past participle: infatuated
Gerund: infatuating

Imperative
infatuate
infatuate
Present
I infatuate
you infatuate
he/she/it infatuates
we infatuate
you infatuate
they infatuate
Preterite
I infatuated
you infatuated
he/she/it infatuated
we infatuated
you infatuated
they infatuated
Present Continuous
I am infatuating
you are infatuating
he/she/it is infatuating
we are infatuating
you are infatuating
they are infatuating
Present Perfect
I have infatuated
you have infatuated
he/she/it has infatuated
we have infatuated
you have infatuated
they have infatuated
Past Continuous
I was infatuating
you were infatuating
he/she/it was infatuating
we were infatuating
you were infatuating
they were infatuating
Past Perfect
I had infatuated
you had infatuated
he/she/it had infatuated
we had infatuated
you had infatuated
they had infatuated
Future
I will infatuate
you will infatuate
he/she/it will infatuate
we will infatuate
you will infatuate
they will infatuate
Future Perfect
I will have infatuated
you will have infatuated
he/she/it will have infatuated
we will have infatuated
you will have infatuated
they will have infatuated
Future Continuous
I will be infatuating
you will be infatuating
he/she/it will be infatuating
we will be infatuating
you will be infatuating
they will be infatuating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been infatuating
you have been infatuating
he/she/it has been infatuating
we have been infatuating
you have been infatuating
they have been infatuating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been infatuating
you will have been infatuating
he/she/it will have been infatuating
we will have been infatuating
you will have been infatuating
they will have been infatuating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been infatuating
you had been infatuating
he/she/it had been infatuating
we had been infatuating
you had been infatuating
they had been infatuating
Conditional
I would infatuate
you would infatuate
he/she/it would infatuate
we would infatuate
you would infatuate
they would infatuate
Past Conditional
I would have infatuated
you would have infatuated
he/she/it would have infatuated
we would have infatuated
you would have infatuated
they would have infatuated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.infatuate - arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way; "His new car has infatuated him"; "love has infatuated her"
arouse, elicit, evoke, provoke, enkindle, kindle, fire, raise - call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses); "arouse pity"; "raise a smile"; "evoke sympathy"

infatuate

adjective
Affected with intense romantic attraction:
Slang: gone.
References in classic literature ?
But there was also, on another page, a special financial article in a hostile tone beginning with the words "We have always feared" and a guarded, half-column leader, opening with the phrase: "It is a deplorable sign of the times" what was, in effect, an austere, general rebuke to the absurd infatuations of the investing public.
were still so much distressed by Aglaya's latest infatuations and adventures, that they did hot care to talk of them, though they must have known that Evgenie knew much of the story already.
His life meanwhile continued as before, with the same infatuations and dissipations.
In these they engage with an eagerness that amounts to infatuation.
I feel no interest in your infatuation over this girl, that's true, because I see it's unnatural.
Sir Leicester is devoted to you almost to infatuation.
She saw that the infatuation had been created, the mischief settled, long before her quitting Bath, and it seemed as if the whole might be traced to the influence of that sort of reading which she had there indulged.
Each hour his infatuation for her grew, until his desire to possess her gained almost the proportions of madness.