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captivate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of captivate

  1. to attract or delight as if by magic <the clown captivated the toddlers with his balloon tricks> Synonyms allure, beguile, bewitch, charm, enchant, fascinate, kill, magnetize, wile, witch [archaic]Related Words disarm, draw, entice, lure, pull, seduce, tempt; delight, gratify, please; arrest, enrapture, enthrall (or enthral), entrance; appeal (to), interest, intrigue; beckon, court, invite, solicit, wooNear Antonyms disgust, offend, repel, revolt; annoy, displease, irk; bore, tire, weary





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