American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To inspire with unreasoning love or attachment.
- v. To cause to behave foolishly.
- adj. Infatuated.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To make foolish; reduce to foolishness, or show the foolishness of.
- To affect with folly; inspire with an extravagant or foolish passion beyond the control of reason; excite to extravagant feeling or action: as, to be infatuated with pride, or with a woman.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Infatuated.
- v. To make foolish; to affect with folly; to weaken the intellectual powers of, or to deprive of sound judgment.
- v. To inspire with a foolish and extravagant passion.
- v. arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way
- Latin īnfatuāre, īnfatuāt- : in-, causative pref.; see in-2 + fatuus, foolish. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It will be a remarkable woman that will ever infatuate him now.”
“He promised to ‘try and infatuate him to come’, but did not think it would be of any use.”
“So back to Sinat, as previously commented by someone, it was a gambling game too, and I suppose, just as with the VLT players, no profound strategy is required to infatuate people for hours or days if you believe you're the next great winner.”
“I remind myself that I'm not a 16 year-old kid with raging hormones with a propensity to infatuate.”
“We infatuate humanity with overwrought images of success and riches.”
“But he had an infatuate haughtiness as to the impossibility of his retreating, and as to his right to dictate your course.”
“Classic themes like love, despair, life, death, and hope still infatuate us.”
“She was beautiful - lovely - could infatuate art......but the gods gave him a box, in whitch they closed all evil.”
“To such a degree does blind fury infatuate men, when once the vehemence of contention has prevailed, that they carelessly despise death, when placed before their eyes.”
“In the meantime, audacious scribblers arise, as from our own bosom, who not only obscure the light of sound doctrine with clouds of error, or infatuate the simple and the less experienced with their wicked ravings, but by a profane license of skepticism, allow themselves to uproot the whole of Religion.”
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