verb (used with object), cap·ti·vat·ed, cap·ti·vat·ing.
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Origin of captivate
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Example sentences from the Web for captivate
Yet everyone in this encounter is captivated by each other’s words and stories.
While Claire Foy captivated in her two seasons as a young queen adjusting to her duties to the English empire, many viewers concluded earlier installments in anticipation of what was to come.As ‘The Crown’ tackles recent history with Princess Diana, the show hits a nerve|Sonia Rao|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Sea pickles, for example, captivated a surgeon named Thomas Henry Huxley in 1851, who described the animals as “miniature pillars of fire gleaming out of the dark sea” while onboard the corvette HMS Rattlesnake.
Kravitz, whose maternal grandfather is from the Bahamas and has owned land there for decades, has captivated audiences with his bohemian rock and soul since his 1989 debut, Let Love Rule.Lenny Kravitz Opens Up About His Mom Roxie Roker And His First Love Lisa Bonet|cmurray|October 6, 2020|Essence.com
Her power to not only captivate an audience, but to encourage them to think and act, and do more than just simply survive is evident when you learn she’s the reason why everybody’s so “woke” now.Georgia Anne Muldrow’s 10 Freedom Songs wqWill Have You Activated|Joi-Marie McKenzie|August 28, 2020|Essence.com
“Drone footage is inherently captivating, so we knew it was going to have a visual value to it,” says Carlucci.Anatomy of a Drone Porn: ‘Drone Boning’ Makes Sex Look Like Art|Aurora Snow|November 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Aside from oil, Russia has two great exports: brilliant, heady novelists and captivating dashboard camera videos.
While Zimbabwe was ordinary, it was also powerfully captivating.How I Got Addicted to Africa (and Wrote a Thriller About It)|Todd Moss|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
At Le Monde Hotel in central Edinburgh this week, she was still captivating at the age of 66.Anne Archer: Women in Hollywood Are Doomed Forever|Nico Hines|August 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But Roitfeld, ever the captivating subject, saves the film from feeling like B-roll.Carine Roitfeld Documentary ‘Mademoiselle C’ Offers Intimate Look|Isabel Wilkinson|September 11, 2013|DAILY BEAST
There was altogether a simplicity and an affectionateness in her every word, look, and gesture, which were really captivating.My Ten Years' Imprisonment|Silvio Pellico
An unwonted flush in her cheeks and a brightness in her deep eyes rendered her perfectly captivating.Jaffery|William J. Locke
His eloquence may not be so captivating as that of some men; but it comes up freely, and involves utterances of import.Our Churches and Chapels|Atticus
His ready kindness to every one made him a general favourite; and the lively, captivating Stella and he were special friends.The Devil-Tree of El Dorado|Frank Aubrey
They called his painting a great art full of style, uniting the sentiment of ideal beauty with a captivating power of expression.The History of Modern Painting, Volume 1 (of 4)|Richard Muther