Olympia Snowe is starring as Hamlet these days, captivating and frustrating audiences in Washington and across the country.
At about $15 a bottle, it is a cost-effective way of captivating party guests and intriguing connoisseurs.
Aside from oil, Russia has two great exports: brilliant, heady novelists and captivating dashboard camera videos.
1520s, "to enthrall with charm," from Late Latin captivatus, past participle of captivare "to take, capture," from captivus (see captive). Literal sense (1550s) is rare or obsolete in English, which uses capture (q.v.). Latin captare "to take, hold" also had a transferred sense of "to entice, entrap, allure." Related: Captivated; captivating; captivatingly.