infatuate

[v. in-fach-oo-eyt; adj., n. in-fach-oo-it, -eyt]
verb (used with object), infatuated, infatuating.
1.
to inspire or possess with a foolish or unreasoning passion, as of love.
2.
to affect with folly; make foolish or fatuous.
adjective
noun
4.
a person who is infatuated.

Origin:
1425–75; late Middle English < Latin infatuātus, past participle of infatuāre. See in-2, fatuous, -ate1

infatuator, noun
self-infatuated, adjective
uninfatuated, adjective
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infatuate
 
vb
1.  to inspire or fill with foolish, shallow, or extravagant passion
2.  to cause to act foolishly
 
adj
3.  an archaic word for infatuated
 
n
4.  literary a person who is infatuated
 
[C16: from Latin infatuāre, from in-² + fatuusfatuous]

infatuated (ɪnˈfætjʊˌeɪtɪd)
 
adj
(often foll by with) possessed by a foolish or extravagant passion, esp for another person
 
in'fatuatedly
 
adv

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Word Origin & History

infatuate
late 15c., from L. infatuatus, pp. of infatuare "make a fool of, infatuate," from in- "in" + fatuus "foolish."

infatuated
1640s, pp. adj. from infatuate.
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Example sentences
Reporters grew infatuated with the idea of a tiny piece of software knocking
  out big mainframe computers worldwide.
Of all the high-ranking samurai's cultural pursuits, none infatuated them as
  much as the tea ceremony.
Sports fans are infatuated with their heroes and are eager to know every detail
  pertaining to their lives on and off the field.
She's infatuated by a guy who may or may not be dead, and who certainly isn't a
  good boyfriend either way.
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