Definition of captivate in English:

captivate

Line breaks: cap¦tiv|ate
Pronunciation: /ˈkaptɪveɪt
 
/

verb

[with object]

Derivatives

captivation

Pronunciation: /-ˈveɪʃ(ə)n/
noun
More example sentences
  • Indeed, all of Graham's proud, flawed characters are stunningly and utterly flawed, and they steal the reader's captivation.
  • While the plot is said to be more complicated than before, the enhanced special effects are expected to maintain the captivation of children and adults alike.
  • Hewitt's captivation with nature and with the landscape is aptly supported in the following poem privately published in 1956.

Origin

early 16th century: from late Latin captivat- 'taken captive', from the verb captivare, from captivus (see captive).

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