uncaptivative

captivate

[kap-tuh-veyt]
verb (used with object), captivated, captivating.
1.
to attract and hold the attention or interest of, as by beauty or excellence; enchant: Her blue eyes and red hair captivated him.
2.
Obsolete. to capture; subjugate.

Origin:
1520–30; < Late Latin captīvātus (past participle of captīvāre to take captive), equivalent to Latin captīv(us) captive + -ātus -ate1

captivatingly, adverb
captivation, noun
captivative, adjective
captivator, noun
uncaptivated, adjective
uncaptivating, adjective
uncaptivative, adjective


1. fascinate, bewitch, charm. 2. subdue.
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captivate (ˈkæptɪˌveɪt)
 
vb
1.  to hold the attention of by fascinating; enchant
2.  an obsolete word for capture
 
[C16: from Late Latin captivāre, from captīvuscaptive]
 
'captivatingly
 
adv
 
capti'vation
 
n
 
'captivator
 
n

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captivate
c.1526, "to enthrall with charm," from L.L. captivat-, pp. stem of captivare "to take," from captivus (see captive). Lit. sense (c.1555) is rare or obs. Captivated is attested from 1621; captivating from 1675.
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