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American Dictionary of the English Language

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Captivate


CAPTIVATE, verb transitive

1. To take prisoner; to seize by force; as an enemy in war.

2. To subdue; to bring into bondage.

3. To overpower and gain with excellence or beauty; to charm; to engage the affections; to bind in love.

4. To enslave; with to; as, captivated to error.

CAPTIVATE, adjective Taken prisoner.