3 definitions found

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Captivating \Cap"ti*va'ting\, adjective Having power to captivate or charm; fascinating; as, captivating smiles. -- {Cap"ti*va'ting*ly}, adverb

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Captivate \Cap"ti*vate\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Captivated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Captivating}.] [L. captivatus, p. p. of captivare to capture, fr. captivus captive. See {Captive}.]

1. To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue. [Obs.]

Their woes whom fortune captivates. --Shak.

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

Small landscapes of captivating loveliness. --W. Irving.

Syn: To enslave; subdue; overpower; charm; enchant; bewitch; facinate; capture; lead captive.

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:



1: capturing interest as if by a spell; "bewitching smile"; "Roosevelt was a captivating speaker"; "enchanting music"; "an enthralling book"; "antique papers of entrancing design"; "a fascinating woman" [syn: {bewitching}, {captivating}, {enchanting}, {enthralling}, {entrancing}, {fascinating}]

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