captivate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈkæptɪveɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theycaptivate
he/she/itcaptivates
present participlecaptivating
past tensecaptivated
past participlecaptivated
  1. to attract or interest someone very much

    Their romance captivated the whole country.