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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cap·ti·vate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Captivated; p. pr. & vb. n. Captivating.]
 1. To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue. [Obs.]
    Their woes whom fortune captivates.   --Shak.
 2. To acquire ascendancy over by reason of some art or attraction; to fascinate; to charm; as, Cleopatra captivated Antony; the orator captivated all hearts.
    Small landscapes of captivating loveliness.   --W. Irving.
 Syn: -- To enslave; subdue; overpower; charm; enchant; bewitch; facinate; capture; lead captive.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cap·ti·va·ting a. Having power to captivate or charm; fascinating; as, captivating smiles. -- Cap*ti*va*ting*ly, adv.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : capturing interest as if by a spell; "bewitching smile";
            "Roosevelt was a captivating speaker"; "enchanting
            music"; "an enthralling book"; "antique papers of
            entrancing design"; "a fascinating woman" [syn: bewitching,
             enchanting, enthralling, entrancing, fascinating]