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infatuate Syllabification: in·fat·u·ate
Pronunciation: /inˈfaCHəˌwāt/

Definition of infatuate in English:


(be infatuated with)
Be inspired with an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for: she is infatuated with a handsome police chief
More example sentences
  • Still a teenager, Lou became infatuated with her newfound benefactor and yielded to his seductions.
  • Alex becomes intensely infatuated with a female executive, while Victoria continues to befriend a classmate in crisis.
  • She became infatuated with the handsome Fergus and he was able to elicit the secret of his opponent's strength.
besotted with, in love with, head over heels about, obsessed with, taken with, lovesick for, moonstruck over;
enamored of, attracted to, devoted to, captivated by, enthralled by, enchanted by, bewitched by, under the spell of
informal smitten with, sweet on, keen on, hot for, gone on, hung up on, mad about, crazy about, nuts about, stuck on, carrying a torch for


Mid 16th century: from Latin infatuat- 'made foolish', from the verb infatuare, from in- 'into' + fatuus 'foolish'.

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