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Definition of captivate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    captivate

     verb
    verb
    NAmE//ˈkæptəˌveɪt//
     
    [often passive] captivate somebodyVerb Forms present simple I / you / we / they captivate
     
    he / she / it captivates
     
    past simple captivated
     
    -ing form captivating
     
     
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  1. 1to keep someone's attention by being interesting, attractive, etc. synonym enchant
  2. 2 The children were captivated by her stories.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: captivate