Pronunciation: (kap'tu-vāt"), [key]
—v.t., -vat•ed, -vat•ing.
1. to attract and hold the attention or interest of, as by beauty or excellence; enchant: Her blue eyes and red hair captivated him.
2. Obs.to capture; subjugate.
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