Definition of captivate:
intrigue, jinx, overhear, cajole, seize, enthrall, hex, enamor, overtake, take hold of, appropriate, beguile, entertain, capture, study at attract, trance, enrapture, enamour, coax, enthral, decoy, charm, delight, catch, inveigle, influence, get, see, mesmerize, win, entrance, ravish, glamour, transport, watch, witch, arrest, grip, becharm, bewitch, view, catch up with, magnetise, pick up, hoodwink, like, trip up, take in, fascinate, enchant, hitch, grab, spellbind, mesmerise, tempt, conquer, juggle, transfix.
The young widow, who knew that Anatole de Raincy had sought Adolphine's hand and had been refused, never failed, when she found herself in that young gentleman's company, to dart glances at him which might well have turned his head, but for the fact that, in order to captivate him, a woman must first of all possess a sweet voice; and Fanny sang very little, and then her singing was not true.- "Monsieur Cherami", Charles Paul de Kock.
I could not have imagined that anything of the kind could have distracted my attention, holding, as I did, the woman I loved, whose charms were sufficient to captivate all the senses; but the strange strife of the two young Menads took up her attention as well as mine.- "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
There is nothing so flattering to the vanity of a man as the discovery of emotions in a young woman excited by himself, and which the party evidently wishes to conceal; there is nothing so touching, so sure to captivate; or, if it seem to be affected, so sure to disgust.- "Precaution", James Fenimore Cooper.