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

 cap·ti·vate /ˈkæptəˌvet/
 (vt.)迷住,迷惑

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·vate p. a.  Taken prisoner; made captive; insnared; charmed.
    Women have been captivate ere now.   --Shak.
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 captivate
      v : attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's
          hearts" [syn: capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm,
           enamor, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance,
           enchant]