captivate

Part of speech: verb

To charm; win; fascinate.

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Usage examples "captivate":

  1. He was rather addicted to gallantry, and the empress, who always called him master feigned not to notice it, because she did not want the world to know that her charms could no longer captivate her royal spouse, and the more so that the beauty of her numerous family was generally admired. - "The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons", Jacques Casanova de Seingalt.
  2. They had not merely to deal with the question of specific illustrations for this article or that, but to decide the whole character of their illustrations, and first of all to get a design for a cover which should both ensnare the heedless and captivate the fastidious. - "A Hazard of New Fortunes", William Dean Howells.
  3. And whom to captivate do now thy tresses wave? - "Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers", W. A. Clouston.