verb (used with object), in·fat·u·at·ed, in·fat·u·at·ing.
Origin of infatuate
Examples from the Web for infatuated
He was egotistical even as a child, it is noted, infatuated with the sight of his name on a rubber stamp and later as a byline.
Greenspan was infatuated with all sorts of markets, including financial ones.Roger Ferguson Is Wall Street’s Fantasy for Federal Reserve Chairman|Daniel Gross|September 24, 2013|DAILY BEAST
I think parents are the most infatuated class of persons in the community.Sport Royal|Anthony Hope
Infatuated dreamer, think you it is the subsiding of the storm, and not rather the lull that precedes it?Piccadilly|Laurence Oliphant
I compelled the clamorous herd to see you with my own infatuated vision.Creditors; Pariah|August Strindberg
Infatuated by her entreaties, the king went so far as to place her on the throne.Patraas|R. H. Busk
At any rate, so she said, and the man most interested in putting her assertion to the test was too infatuated to do so.An Englishman in Paris|Albert D. (Albert Dresden) Vandam
British Dictionary definitions for infatuated (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for infatuated (2 of 2)
verb (ɪnˈfætjʊˌeɪt) (tr)
adjective (ɪnˈfætjʊɪt, -ˌeɪt)
noun (ɪnˈfætjʊɪt, -ˌeɪt)
Word Origin for infatuate
Word Origin and History for infatuated
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.