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That perspective captivated Williams, and over the last two decades she’s established many of its most far-reaching implications.

Biographies of scientific legends and lesser-known luminaries, tales of amazing animals and stories of exploration captivated Science News staff.

Birding gives us an opportunity to be captivated and allow them to teach us things like patience and appreciation.

Through sheer force of will and a healthy dose of operating genius, Musk has built an electric-auto maker and battery manufacturer that is seemingly dragging an entire industry into the 21st century—and captivated investors around the world.

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His rallies captivated a nation, and before that his reality TV show was a runaway hit.

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Even while Hitler and Mao still captivate the popular imagination, one of the great monsters of the 20th century recedes.

Why did The Princess Bride captivate America in the year of Watergate?

Her childlike delight in the world and occasional melancholic outbursts captivate Marcenat completely.

Whatever tells us of the yet unknown attraction can charm, interest, delight, and captivate us.

"I am quite innocent of any intention to captivate," replied Fanny.

His speeches have a freedom and a rhythmical flow which captivate the hearer.

The interests of a moment engross and captivate the passions, and kindle ardours which burn with incessant vigour.

But there were added minor articles of use and fancy to please the youth or captivate the imagination of the women in the tribes.


On this page you'll find 98 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to captivate, such as: beguile, bewitch, charm, dazzle, delight, and enrapture.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.