Definition of captivate
captivationplay \ˌkap-tə-ˈvā-shən\ noun
captivatorplay \ˈkap-tə-ˌvā-tər\ noun
Examples of captivate in a sentence
The play has been captivating audiences for years.
<the clown captivated the toddlers with his balloon tricks>
Origin and Etymology of captivate
First Known Use: circa 1555
Synonym Discussion of captivate
CAPTIVATE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of captivate for English Language Learners
: to attract and hold the attention of (someone) by being interesting, pretty, etc.
CAPTIVATE Defined for Kids
Definition of captivate for Students
: to fascinate by some special charm <The play is captivating audiences.>
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