captivate vs entrance what difference

what is difference between captivate and entrance

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin captīvō; synchronically analyzable as captive +‎ -ate.

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈkæptɪveɪt/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈkæptəˌveɪt/
  • Hyphenation: cap‧tiv‧ate

Verb

captivate (third-person singular simple present captivates, present participle captivating, simple past and past participle captivated)

  1. To attract and hold (someone’s) interest and attention; to charm.
  2. (obsolete) To take prisoner; to capture; to subdue.
    • 1665, Joseph Glanvill, Scepsis Scientifica
      ‘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.

Related terms

  • captivation

Translations

Anagrams

  • captative

Latin

Verb

captīvāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of captīvō


English

Alternative forms

  • entraunce

Etymology 1

From Middle French entrance (entry). Replaced native Middle English ingang (entrance, admission), from Old English ingang (ingress, entry, entrance).

Pronunciation

  • (UK, US) enPR: ĕn’trəns, IPA(key): /ˈɛn.tɹəns/

Noun

entrance (countable and uncountable, plural entrances)

  1. (countable) The action of entering, or going in.
  2. The act of taking possession, as of property, or of office.
  3. (countable) The place of entering, as a gate or doorway.
  4. (uncountable) The right to go in.
  5. The entering upon; the beginning, or that with which the beginning is made; the commencement; initiation.
    a difficult entrance into business
    • 1794, Henry Hunter, Sacred Biography
      in the entrance of the history of this great patriarch
  6. The causing to be entered upon a register, as a ship or goods, at a customhouse; an entering.
  7. (nautical) The angle which the bow of a vessel makes with the water at the water line.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Ham. Nav. Encyc to this entry?)
  8. (nautical) The bow, or entire wedgelike forepart of a vessel, below the water line.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Totten to this entry?)
  9. (music) When a musician starts playing or singing, entry.
Synonyms
  • ingang
Antonyms
  • exit
Translations

Etymology 2

From en- + trance (daze)

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ɛnˈtɹæns/
  • Rhymes: -æns

Verb

entrance (third-person singular simple present entrances, present participle entrancing, simple past and past participle entranced)

  1. (transitive) To delight and fill with wonder.
    • 1996, Tab Murphy, Irene Mecchi, Bob Tzudiker, Noni White, and Jonathan Roberts, The Hunchback of Notre Dame (film)
      See the finest girl in France make an entrance to entrance
  2. (transitive) To put into a trance.
Translations

Anagrams

  • centenar, enneract, rectenna

Middle French

Etymology

First attested in late Old French, from entrer +‎ -ance.

Noun

entrance f (plural entrances)

  1. entrance (place where entry is possible)
  2. permission to enter

References

  • Godefroy, Frédéric, Dictionnaire de l’ancienne langue française et de tous ses dialectes du IXe au XVe siècle (1881) (entrance)
  • “entrance” in Trésor de la langue française informatisé (The Digitized Treasury of the French Language).

Portuguese

Verb

entrance

  1. first-person singular (eu) present subjunctive of entrançar
  2. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) present subjunctive of entrançar
  3. third-person singular (você) affirmative imperative of entrançar
  4. third-person singular (você) negative imperative of entrançar

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