Synonyms for captivate
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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote
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,"
GoldsmithDeserted 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.
Allure to a course; allure by hopes; allure from evil to good.
Princeton's WordNet2.7 / 3 votes
capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchantverb
attract; cause to be enamored
"She captured all the men's hearts"
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
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The mission provides hope and unity, as our cosmic neighbor, Mars continues to captivate our imagination.
Poetry can captivate audiences and provide a source of enjoyment.
Boring old Hillary versus Bernie just didn’t seem to captivate people’s imagination here.
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.
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.
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- اسیر کردنPersian
- beò-ghlacScottish Gaelic
- memikat hatiIndonesian
- accattivare, attrarre, catturare, attirare l'attenzioneItalian
- очаровать, пленять, пленить, очаровыватьRussian
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