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Definition of captivate:

  1. Taken prisoner; made captive; insnared; charmed.
  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.
  3. To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue.


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