Definition of infatuate in English:

infatuate

verb

be infatuated with
  • Be inspired with an intense but short-lived passion or admiration for:

    ‘she is infatuated with a handsome police chief’
    ‘an infatuated teenager’
    • ‘I was positively infatuated with him, thinking about him day and night.’
    • ‘According to friends and family members, Ramos became infatuated with Gaitan and tried to emulate the way he walked and talked.’
    • ‘But someone new who is infatuated with you gives you a very attractive image of yourself.’
    • ‘In its place, there was a vibrant, infatuated teenager who had a date with another, perhaps slightly more sensible teenager.’
    • ‘Still a teenager, Lou became infatuated with her newfound benefactor and yielded to his seductions.’
    • ‘Poor Nathan was smitten - completely infatuated with Amelia Dawson.’
    • ‘If I'm not infatuated with the lady, then I don't continue to date her.’
    • ‘Well, it was time for lunch and maybe Kate and Marie could provide some information about this guy she was so infatuated with.’
    • ‘I stifled a laugh - he'd only known this girl for a couple days, and she looked like she was infatuated with him already.’
    • ‘I was totally infatuated with him, because he was cute and popular.’
    • ‘I was infatuated with a man that I had no business looking at twice.’
    • ‘He decide to teach a lesson to the poor kid he'd become infatuated with for ‘spurning’ his advances.’
    • ‘I don't think he actually listened to the song, though - it's basically about a girl who is infatuated with a gay guy.’
    • ‘The victim had consistently refused to have any contact with the youth, who had become infatuated with her.’
    • ‘It was obvious everyone who met her was infatuated with her.’
    • ‘She became infatuated with the handsome Fergus and he was able to elicit the secret of his opponent's strength.’
    • ‘Alex becomes intensely infatuated with a female executive, while Victoria continues to befriend a classmate in crisis.’
    • ‘No doubt to occupy myself, I became infatuated with a woman on my floor.’
    • ‘He becomes perhaps unhealthily infatuated with her.’
    • ‘I remember back at fifth grade; young and still innocent, I was already infatuated with him then.’
    besotted, in love, love-struck, head over heels in love, hopelessly in love, obsessed, taken
    passionate about, consumed with desire for, very attracted to, devoted to, charmed by, captivated by, enchanted by, beguiled by, bewitched by, fascinated by, enraptured by, under the spell of, hypnotized by
    smitten with, sweet on, keen on, gone on, mad about, wild about, crazy about, nuts about, potty about, stuck on, hung up on, turned on by, swept off one's feet by, bowled over by, carrying a torch for
    twitterpated by
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Origin

Mid 16th century: from Latin infatuat- made foolish, from the verb infatuare, from in- into + fatuus foolish.

Pronunciation:

infatuate

/ɪnˈfatʃʊeɪt/