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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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: strongly attracted [syn: charmed]
      2: filled with wonder and delight [syn: beguiled, charmed,
         delighted, enthralled, entranced]