Meaning of “captivate” in the English Dictionary

"captivate" in British English

See all translations

captivateverb [ T ]

uk /ˈkæp.tɪ.veɪt/ us /ˈkæp.tə.veɪt/
captivating
adjective uk /ˈkæp.tɪ.veɪ.tɪŋ/ us /ˈkæp.tə.veɪ.t̬ɪŋ/

a captivating performance

(Definition of “captivate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"captivate" in American English

See all translations

captivateverb [ T ]

us /ˈkæp·təˌveɪt/

to hold the attention of someone by being extremely interesting, exciting, charming, or attractive:

Her singing captivated audiences everywhere.

(Definition of “captivate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)