infatuate

infatuate
Synonyms and related words:
addict, admirer, adorer, aficionado, allure, amorist, attract, becharm, befool, beguile, beset, besotted, bewitch, buff, bug, captivate, carry away, cast a spell, charm, collector, compel, crank, demon, devotee, dotty, draw on, drive, dupe, eager beaver, enamor, enamored, enchant, endear, energumen, enrapture, enravish, enthrall, enthusiast, entrance, faddist, fan, fanatic, fanatico, fascinate, fiend, follower, freak, great one for, grip, gull, hobbyist, hold, hold in thrall, hound, hypnotize, impel, inflame with love, intrigue, lover, lunatic fringe, mesmerize, monomaniac, not let go, nut, obsess, paramour, possess, preoccupy, pursuer, put on, rhapsodist, seduce, spell, spellbind, stultify, sucker for, suitor, tantalize, tempt, transport, vamp, visionary, witch, wooer, zealot

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  • Infatuate — In*fat u*ate (?; 135), a. [L. infatuatus, p. p. of infatuare to infatuate; pref. in in + fatuus foolish. See {Fatuous}.] Infatuated. Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Infatuate — In*fat u*ate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Infatuated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Infatuating}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To make foolish; to affect with folly; to weaken the intellectual powers of, or to deprive of sound judgment. [1913 Webster] The judgment of God… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • infatuate — index bigot, obsess Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • infatuate — (v.) 1530s, turn (something) to foolishness, frustrate, from L. infatuatus, pp. of infatuare make a fool of, from in in (see IN (Cf. in ) (2)) + fatuus foolish. Specific sense of inspire (in someone) a foolish romantic passion is from 1620s.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • infatuate — ► VERB (be infatuated with) ▪ be inspired with an intense passion for. DERIVATIVES infatuation noun. ORIGIN Latin infatuare make foolish …   English terms dictionary

  • infatuate — [in fach′o͞o āt΄] vt. infatuated, infatuating [< L infatuatus, pp. of infatuare, to make a fool of < in , intens. + fatuus, foolish: see FATUOUS] 1. to make foolish; cause to lose sound judgment 2. to inspire with foolish or shallow love or …   English World dictionary

  • infatuate — I. adjective Date: 15th century being in an infatuated state or condition II. transitive verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Latin infatuatus, past participle of infatuare, from in + fatuus fatuous Date: 1533 1. to cause to be foolish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • infatuate — infatuator, n. v. /in fach ooh ayt /; adj., n. /in fach ooh it, ayt /, v., infatuated, infatuating, adj., n. v.t. 1. to inspire or possess with a foolish or unreasoning passion, as of love. 2. to affect with folly; make foolish or fatuous. adj. 3 …   Universalium

  • infatuate — verb To inspire with unreasoning love or attachment. See Also: infatuation …   Wiktionary

  • infatuate — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. beguile, captivate, charm; see charm 1 , fascinate . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) adjective Affected with intense romantic attraction: enamored, infatuated, smitten. Slang: gone. See EXCITE, SEX …   English dictionary for students

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