[ US /ˈkæptɪˌveɪt/ ]
[ UK /kˈæptɪvˌe‍ɪt/ ]
  1. attract; cause to be enamored
    She captured all the men's hearts
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How To Use captivate In A Sentence

  • She was exceedingly beautiful, fully grown yet young still, and in her eyes was a depth and maturity that never ceased to captivate the looker.
  • Her charms would captivate me and make it difficult later to leave her.
  • Yet the idea of a post-apocalyptic city captivates the contemporary mind and its images continue to proliferate.
  • Often conference goers are anxious to get early places in the meal queue, but although we had gone overtime for lunch, Nigel captivated the room.
  • Tom was particularly captivated by the children of the parish, who seemed so joyful despite their poverty and despite the war.
  • I was a captivated reader of almost all of the volumes published in that series.
  • The band prefers to keep things very understated, but they never skimp on melody or song structure, which, though simple, doesn't fail to captivate.
  • The traveller was captivated by the postcard carrying a picture of a tattooed tribeswoman smoking a pipe.
  • If you have some time to kill, I promise you that the game will captivate you even today. Modern pirates call for classic games
  • Their inscrutable, sphinx-like logic can prove hypnotizing, and even the brave of heart and nimble of mind may find him or herself captivated.
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