A person who's captivated is entranced or absorbed by something. A captivated child might stare with wonder at a tiny ladybug for many long minutes.

Use the adjective captivated to describe someone who is utterly charmed by something. A captivated student is enthralled by her teacher's history lesson, and a captivated audience is involved in every word spoken on stage during a play. The word is rooted in the Late Latin captivare, "to take or capture," which in turn comes from capere, "to seize." When something seizes your attention, you are captivated.

Definitions of captivated

adj filled with wonder and delight

beguiled, charmed, delighted, enthralled, entranced
influenced as by charms or incantations

adj strongly attracted

feeling or showing love and affection

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