- Attract and hold the interest and attention of; charm: he was captivated by her beautyMore example sentences
enthral, charm, enchant, bewitch, fascinate, beguile, entrance, enrapture, delight, attract, allure, lure; win, ensnare, dazzle, absorb, engross, rivet, grip, hypnotize, mesmerize, spellbind; infatuate, enamour, seduce, woo, ravishcharming, enchanting, bewitching, fascinating, beguiling, entrancing, alluring, engaging, interesting, winning, delightful; attractive, beautiful, charismatic; dazzling, engrossing, riveting, gripping, enthralling, spellbinding, seductive
- It's a moment of truth where we enter a dream-like state and the individual we have fallen in love with, captivates our attention completely.
- This is probably what economically captivates Moscow's attention.
- If it is the carvings in their pristine charm that captivates the heart of an art lover, certainly it is the power of the deity that pulls the believer.
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- 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.
early 16th century: from late Latin captivat- 'taken captive', from the verb captivare, from captivus (see captive).