captation

noun
cap·​ta·​tion | \ kapˈtāshən \
plural -s

Definition of captation

1 : an attempt to achieve or acquire something (as favor or applause) especially artfully the candidate's obvious captation
2 : the making of an ad captandum appeal

History and Etymology for captation

Latin captation-, captatio, from captatus (past participle of captare to chase, strive to seize) + -ion-, -io -ion

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“Captation.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/captation. Accessed 27 Sep. 2022.

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