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captivate

verb [T]  /ˈkæp·təˌveɪt/ us  
to hold the attention of someone by being extremely interesting, exciting, charming, or attractive: Her singing captivated audiences everywhere.
Translations of “captivate”
in Spanish cautivar…
in French captiver…
in German fesseln…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使著迷, 迷住, 吸引…
in Russian пленять, очаровывать…
in Turkish etkilemek, büyülemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使着迷, 迷住, 吸引…
in Polish urzekać…
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