Captivate vs Lead_captive - What's the difference?

captivate | lead_captive | Synonyms |

Captivate is a synonym of lead_captive.




  • To attract and hold interest and attention of; charm.
  • * Washington Irving
  • small landscapes of captivating loveliness
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=One saint's day in mid-term a certain newly appointed suffragan-bishop came to the school chapel, and there preached on “The Inner Life.”  He at once secured attention by his informal method, and when presently the coughing of Jarvis […] interrupted the sermon, he altogether captivated his audience with a remark about cough lozenges being cheap and easily procurable.}}
  • (obsolete) To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Their woes whom fortune captivates .
  • * Glanvill
  • 'Tis a greater credit to know the ways of captivating Nature, and making her subserve our purposes, than to have learned all the intrigues of policy.


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    Not English

    Lead_captive has no English definition. It may be misspelled.

    English words similar to 'lead_captive':

    lithosphere, lithospermate