What are some opposite words for captivate?

Antonyms for captivate
ˈkæp təˌveɪt

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term captivate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant(verb)

    attract; cause to be enamored

    "She captured all the men's hearts"

    Synonyms:
    hitch, tempt, capture, take in, delight, ravish, conquer, beguile, get, witch, spellbind, trip up, transfix, mesmerize, view, arrest, enamour, grip, trance, jinx, fascinate, enamor, see, enrapture, enthrall, becharm, mesmerise, hex, magnetise, intrigue, hoodwink, transport, catch up with, enthral, watch, seize, entrance, charm, glamour, pick up, overhear, appropriate, catch, influence, magnetize, overtake, grab, enchant, juggle, take hold of, bewitch

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. captivate

    To allure is to draw as with a lure by some charm or some prospect of pleasure or advantage. We may attract others to a certain thing without intent; as, the good unconsciously attract others to virtue. We may allure either to that which is evil or to that which is good and noble, by purpose and endeavor, as in the familiar line, "Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way," Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 170. Lure is rather more akin to the physical nature. It is the word we would use of drawing on an animal. Coax expresses the attraction of the person, not of the thing. A man may be coaxed to that which is by no means alluring. Cajole and decoy carry the idea of deceiving and ensnaring. To inveigle is to lead one blindly in. To tempt is to endeavor to lead one wrong; to seduce is to succeed in winning one from good to ill. Win may be used in either a bad or a good sense, in which latter it surpasses the highest sense of allure, because it succeeds in that which allure attempts; as, "He that winneth souls is wise," Prov. xi, 30.

    Antonyms:
    chill, damp, deter, dissuade, drive away, repel, warn

    Synonyms:
    allure, attract, cajole, coax, decoy, draw, entice, inveigle, lure, seduce, tempt, win

    Preposition:
    Allure to a course; allure by hopes; allure from evil to good.

How to use captivate in a sentence?

  1. Tom Whalen:

    Boring old Hillary versus Bernie just didn’t seem to captivate people’s imagination here.

  2. Cervantes:

    All kinds of beauty do not inspire love: there is a kind of it which pleases only the sight, but does not captivate the affections.

  3. Greg Evans:

    I don’t have superior intelligence or faultless looks. I do not captivate a room or run a mile in under six minutes. I only succeeded because I was still working after everyone else went to sleep.

  4. John Locke:

    Earthly minds, like mud walls, resist the strongest batteries; and though, perhaps, somethimes the force of a clear argument may make some impression, yet they nevertheless stand firm, keep out the enemy, truth, that would captivate or disturbe them.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    Your mouth or word is one of the most powerful tools or instruments that you have. As a matter of fact, the words of your mouth can captivate or enslave you permanently and they can equally liberate you for life. Moreover, the words of your mouth can equally lead you into a mess. As well, they can lead you to mercy. So, dare to use your mouth to speak positively and emphatically too all through, no matter what you are going through currently. Do remember, a closed mouth is as good as a closed destiny. ~Emeasoba George

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