captivated

adjective cap·ti·vat·ed \ ˈkap-tə-ˌvā-təd \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of captivated

: having one's interest or attention held or captured by something or someone charming, beautiful, entertaining, etc.
  • The captivated audience oohed and aahed as colorful patterns emerged on an overhead screen …
  • —Jean Hennelly Keith
  • At dinner, Wayne keeps the conversation smooth, like a captivated courtier seeking Neil's mother's hand.
  • —David Leavitt

First Known Use of captivated

14th century



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