captivated captivated  /ˈkæp tɪ ˌveɪ tɪd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) strongly attracted
  2. (adj) filled with wonder and delight

Usage(s):

  1. Many return, captivated by the gaiety, warmth and apparent candor that are the overt features of the Italian national character.
  2. What has captivated the attention of the gaming press has been the introduction of a new series of games geared towards older folks, dubbed Touch Generations.
  3. Teenagers across the country swooned, danced and sang along as a new kind of star captivated the nation.

News

  1. 5 Reasons You Should See 'Fruitvale Station'

    The chills down your spine won’t be caused by the air conditioning system in the movie theater. The goosebumps will appear from being captivated by Fruitvale Station , the gripping, award-winning film on Oscar Grant III played by Michael B. Jordan. The 22-year-old was shot and killed by a Bay Area police officer on January 1, 2009 at the Frutivale BART station in Oakland, Calif. after him and ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Vibe Magazine

  2. Man of Steel

    Summer blockbusters have already begun to shatter box office records and entertain millions. Recent releases “The Great Gatsby” and “Iron Man 3” have captivated audiences, but there are still a few movies left to grip frequent movie-goers with another superhero reboot film due for release.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Purdue Exponent

  3. Space station astronaut, commander Chris Hadfield announces retirement

    HOUSTON, June 11 (UPI) -- Chris Hadfield, the Canadian astronaut who captivated the world with photos and videos on social media from the International Space Station, says he's retiring.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: UPI

Quotes

  1. "The Olympic Opening Ceremony captivated the American public in unprecedented numbers for a non-US Olympics," said Dick Ebersol, Chairman, NBC Universal Sports & Olympics. "It was a magical and memorable spectacle and a great way to start the...
    on Aug 10, 2008 By: Dick Ebersol Source: St. Louis Post-Dispatch

  2. "With a dynamic personality that has captivated millions, I can't think of anyone more compelling than Sarah Palin to tell the story of Alaska," Burnett said in a statement. "I'm thrilled to reunite with Discovery on this project, which...
    on Mar 25, 2010 By: Mark Burnett Source: New York Daily News

  3. "I feel worse for the fans than I do for us," Battier said. "We'll be all right. We've got a game in 20 hours. We'll be out there trying to win another game. For the fans, they really were captivated by the streak and we hope they still get...
    on Mar 18, 2008 By: Shane Battier Source: USA Today

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