cautivar

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cautivar(
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (to enchant)
a. to captivate
El desfile cautivó a todos los niños.The parade captivated all of the children.
El presidente cautivó a la audiencia con un discurso apasionado y convincente.The president captivated the audience with his passionate and convincing speech.
b. to fascinate
Durante años sus películas han cautivado a espectadores de todos los gustos y edades.For many years now, his movies have fascinated audiences of all ages and tastes.
c. to attract
Lo que me cautiva de él es esa mirada penetrante que tiene.What attracts me to him is that penetrating gaze of his.
2. (to apprehend)
a. to capture
Los prisioneros que lograron escapar fueron cautivados de nuevo.The prisoners who managed to escape were captured again.
b. to take prisoner
La Marina por fin cautivó a los piratas.The navy finally took the pirates prisoner.
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cautivar
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
1. (apresar)
a. to capture
2. (seducir)
a. to captivate, to enchant
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cautivar
transitive verb
1 (hacer prisionero a) (Mil) to capture; take prisoner
2 (hechizar) to captivate
su belleza me cautivó her beauty captivated me
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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