verb (used with object), cap·ti·vat·ed, cap·ti·vat·ing.
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He still acknowledged that her beauty was the most complete; but he found in Camilla a variety that was captivation.Camilla|Fanny Burney
He knew that Clare Kenwardine was not the girl to attempt his captivation merely because he had shown himself susceptible.Brandon of the Engineers|Harold Bindloss
And he opened his watch-case as he spoke, and displayed a small miniature in enamel, of marvellous beauty and captivation.The Bramleighs Of Bishop's Folly|Charles James Lever
Certainly, he reflected, no preparations were in progress in this quarter for his captivation.The Storm Centre|Charles Egbert Craddock
Manner is perhaps more seducing than mere beauty; but where they are allied, the captivation is irresistible.Rattlin the Reefer|Edward Howard