from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To attract and hold by charm, beauty, or excellence. See Synonyms at charm.
- transitive v. Archaic To capture.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To attract and hold interest and attention of; charm.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue.
- transitive v. To acquire ascendancy over by reason of some art or attraction; to fascinate; to charm.
- adj. Taken prisoner; made captive; insnared; charmed.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To seize by force, as an enemy in war, or anything belonging to an enemy; capture; take captive.
- To bring into bondage; subdue; place in subjection.
- To overpower and hold by excellence or beauty; charm or lure by any means; engage the regard, esteem, or affections of; fascinate.
- =Syn 3. To enslave, enchant, lead captive, enamour, bewitch.
- Taken captive; made prisoner; fascinated; insnared.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. attract; cause to be enamored
Late Latin captivāre, captivāt-, to capture, from Latin captīvus, prisoner; see captive.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)