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captivate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishcaptivatecap‧ti‧vate /ˈkæptɪveɪt/ verb [transitive] 🔊 🔊 ATTRACTto attract someone very much, and hold their attentionbe captivated by somebody/something 🔊 He was captivated by her beauty.→ See Verb table
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captivateHe heard Rapunzel singing from her room and became captivated.I am disoriented, but captivated.It is the promise of improvement that makes golf captivating.I was captivated by her smile.They were captivated by the beautiful village, played croquet on the lawn and altogether had a delightful time.Wells was captivated by the wave of optimism engendered by the great age of heroic invention at the turn of the century.Yet the idea of a post-apocalyptic city captivates the contemporary mind and its images continue to proliferate.He comes across in large, energetic, engulfing, captivating waves, at once friendly and disturbing.be captivated by somebody/somethingI was captivated by Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid.I am told of young people who, for the first time in their lives, are captivated by politics.They were captivated by the beautiful village, played croquet on the lawn and altogether had a delightful time.Elisabeth was no longer interested in these things but was captivated by the Colonel's enthusiasm for his subjects.Lear was captivated by the extraordinary and extrovert family of parrots.Rex was captivated by the sea in a way that others might be avid golf players or inveterate bird watchers.Wells was captivated by the wave of optimism engendered by the great age of heroic invention at the turn of the century.Edna was captivated by what she termed a cosmic sweetness.
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Verb table
captivate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theycaptivate
he, she, itcaptivates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theycaptivated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave captivated
he, she, ithas captivated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad captivated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill captivate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have captivated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam captivating
he, she, itis captivating
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you, we, theyare captivating
Past
I, he, she, itwas captivating
you, we, theywere captivating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been captivating
he, she, ithas been captivating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been captivating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be captivating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been captivating
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