verb (used with object), in·fat·u·at·ed, in·fat·u·at·ing.
- infants' school,
Origin of infatuate
Examples from the Web for infatuate
This was a blow to the young man, who, at once thrifty and infatuate, had planned a luncheon a deux.Zuleika Dobson|Max Beerbohm
But the truth was, I forgot the children, infatuate with the horse.Lilith|George MacDonald
Will it be believed that the infatuate Master Cino spent the rest of the night in a rapture of poetry?Little Novels of Italy|Maurice Henry Hewlett
To infatuate a man is not the same thing as to build a state!Daughter of the Sun|Jackson Gregory
Indeed, the most violent emotion to which he was sensible was one of chagrin over his own infatuate myopia.The Bandbox|Louis Joseph Vance
verb (ɪnˈfætjʊˌeɪt) (tr)
adjective (ɪnˈfætjʊɪt, -ˌeɪt)
noun (ɪnˈfætjʊɪt, -ˌeɪt)
Word Origin for infatuate
1530s, "turn (something) to foolishness, frustrate," from Latin infatuatus, past participle of infatuare "make a fool of," from in- "in" (see in- (2)) + fatuus "foolish." Specific sense of "inspire (in someone) a foolish romantic passion" is from 1620s. Related: Infatuated; infatuating.