What does captivate mean?

Definitions for captivate
ˈkæp təˌveɪtcap·ti·vate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant(verb)

    attract; cause to be enamored

    "She captured all the men's hearts"

Wiktionary

  1. captivate(Verb)

    Attract and hold interest and attention of; charm.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Captivate(verb)

    to take prisoner; to capture; to subdue

  2. Captivate(verb)

    to acquire ascendancy over by reason of some art or attraction; to fascinate; to charm; as, Cleopatra captivated Antony; the orator captivated all hearts

  3. Captivate

    taken prisoner; made captive; insnared; charmed

  4. Origin: [L. captivatus.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Captivate

    kap′tiv-āt, v.t. to charm: to engage the affections.—adj. Cap′tivāting, having power to engage the affections. [See Captive.]

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. CAPTIVATE

    From Lat. _caput_, head, and Eng. _vacate_, or empty,--to empty the head. Note, Women who have captivated men.

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of captivate in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of captivate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of captivate in a Sentence

  1. Tom Whalen:

    Boring old Hillary versus Bernie just didn’t seem to captivate people’s imagination here.

  2. Cervantes:

    All kinds of beauty do not inspire love: there is a kind of it which pleases only the sight, but does not captivate the affections.

  3. Greg Evans:

    I don’t have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I do not captivate a room or run a mile in under six minutes. I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep.

  4. John Locke:

    Earthly minds, like mud walls, resist the strongest batteries; and though, perhaps, somethimes the force of a clear argument may make some impression, yet they nevertheless stand firm, keep out the enemy, truth, that would captivate or disturbe them.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Your mouth or word is one of the most powerful tools or instruments that you have. As a matter of fact, the words of your mouth can captivate or enslave you permanently and they can equally liberate you for life. Moreover, the words of your mouth can equally lead you into a mess. As well, they can lead you to mercy. So, dare to use your mouth to speak positively and emphatically too all through, no matter what you are going through currently. Do remember, a closed mouth is as good as a closed destiny. ~Emeasoba George

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