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captation (s) (noun), captations (pl)
1. A striving for favor or applause by flattery or praise: Bernice thought that Bill played the piano so well and told him so many times hoping that he would give her lessons, but these captations and compliments didn’t work because he just didn’t have enough time to teach her.
2. Etymology: from Latin captationem, from captatio, "a reaching after, a catching at"; from capatus; from captare, "to catch, to seize, to strive after".
The act or practice of seeking favor or applause by using flattery.
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