Meaning of infatuate in English:


Pronunciation /ɪnˈfatʃʊeɪt/


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

    ‘she is infatuated with a handsome police chief’
    • ‘Still a teenager, Lou became infatuated with her newfound benefactor and yielded to his seductions.’
    • ‘Alex becomes intensely infatuated with a female executive, while Victoria continues to befriend a classmate in crisis.’
    • ‘She became infatuated with the handsome Fergus and he was able to elicit the secret of his opponent's strength.’
    • ‘In its place, there was a vibrant, infatuated teenager who had a date with another, perhaps slightly more sensible teenager.’
    • ‘Poor Nathan was smitten - completely infatuated with Amelia Dawson.’
    • ‘He becomes perhaps unhealthily infatuated with her.’
    • ‘According to friends and family members, Ramos became infatuated with Gaitan and tried to emulate the way he walked and talked.’
    • ‘I don't think he actually listened to the song, though - it's basically about a girl who is infatuated with a gay guy.’
    • ‘No doubt to occupy myself, I became infatuated with a woman on my floor.’
    • ‘He decide to teach a lesson to the poor kid he'd become infatuated with for ‘spurning’ his advances.’
    • ‘But someone new who is infatuated with you gives you a very attractive image of yourself.’
    • ‘The victim had consistently refused to have any contact with the youth, who had become infatuated with her.’
    • ‘I was positively infatuated with him, thinking about him day and night.’
    • ‘Well, it was time for lunch and maybe Kate and Marie could provide some information about this guy she was so infatuated with.’
    • ‘I was infatuated with a man that I had no business looking at twice.’
    • ‘I stifled a laugh - he'd only known this girl for a couple days, and she looked like she was infatuated with him already.’
    • ‘If I'm not infatuated with the lady, then I don't continue to date her.’
    • ‘I was totally infatuated with him, because he was cute and popular.’
    • ‘I remember back at fifth grade; young and still innocent, I was already infatuated with him then.’
    • ‘It was obvious everyone who met her was infatuated with her.’
    enthral, charm, enchant, bewitch, fascinate, beguile, entrance, enrapture, delight, attract, allure, lure


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