Definition of captivate
- We were captivated by her beauty.
- The scenery captivated our attention.
The play has been captivating audiences for years.
the clown captivated the toddlers with his balloon tricks
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: to attract and hold the attention of (someone) by being interesting, pretty, etc.
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the quality or state of being insatiable
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