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captivate

cap·ti·vate

captivate

 
pronunciation:
kaep tih veIt
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: captivated, captivates, captivating
definition: to charm or fascinate, as by beauty or wit; enthrall.
She was captivated by the gracefulness of the dancers.
synonyms:
bewitch, charm, enchant, enthrall, fascinate, mesmerize
antonyms:
bore, repel
similar words:
attract, dazzle, delight, entrance, hypnotize, infatuate, intrigue, lure, seduce, slay, spellbind, transport
derivations: captivative (adj.), captivatingly (adv.), captivation (n.), captivator (n.)