Cap"ti*vate (?), v. t. [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.

 

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Cap"ti*vate (?), p. a. [L. captivatus.]

Taken prisoner; made captive; insnared; charmed.

Women have been captivate ere now. Shak.

 

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