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English definition of “captivate”

captivate

verb [T]     /ˈkæp.tɪ.veɪt/
to hold the attention of someone by being extremely interesting, exciting, pleasant, or attractive: With her beauty and charm, she captivated film audiences everywhere.Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attractionMaking people excited and interestedInspiration and inspiring captivating     /-veɪ.tɪŋ/ US  /-veɪ.t̬ɪŋ/ adjective a captivating performanceExciting and interesting
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