Definition of


  1. (verb, emotion) arouse unreasoning love or passion in and cause to behave in an irrational way
    love has infatuated her

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Alternate forms of Infatuate

Derivations: infatuation

Hypernyms: arouse, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, kindle, provoke, raise

Origin of the word Infatuate

  1. late 15c., from L. infatuatus, pp. of infatuare "make a fool of, infatuate," from in- "in" + fatuus "foolish." more

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