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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of captivate.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. having an affection or admiration, caused by charm of the person or object.
  • adj. filled with wonder and delight.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. strongly attracted
  • adj. filled with wonder and delight


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  • For Nikki Haley, the South Carolina Republican nominee for governor whose come-from-behind primary win captivated her party nationwide, the final weeks of the campaign have been bittersweet.

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  • Jury Comments: Among many brilliant performances we found one in particular that captivated from the first frame of the film and held us through a long and difficult journey.

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  • The story was so beautifully written, that I was captivated from the start and never once wanted to put it down.

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  • Smith's speech rambled at times, but he had his audience captivated from the start after first appearing on stage in an Afro and a Padres cap — depicting his look when he first came to the majors. - Smith's journey ends in Cooperstown

  • And by captivated, I mean I have wondered about everything from the logistics…

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  • The Houston Chronicle in 1994 was first to publish a word that captivated playful theologians: Frisbeetarian, one who believes that when you die your soul goes up on the roof and gets stuck.

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  • He was a worthy child of a great mother, and the minute he was left to himself he came before the footlights and with one word captivated his audience, and a storm of kisses fell upon his lips and neck and arms.

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  • This phrase captivated America over the past fortnight, and it featured in a glorious cultural feel-good story yesterday (Sydney time).

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  • Adriana Lukas created an early prototype of a mobile voucher product. 2003 may as well be 1003 for all that has happened since then, what with the advent and explosion of the mobile apps market, but the idea captivated me way back then.

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  • In an editorial it says her nomination "captivated" Alaskans but that must not "overwhelm all other judgment".

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