audience captive

   audiencia cautiva

Michel Bénaben. 2014.

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  • captive — adjective Etymology: Middle English, from Latin captivus, from captus, past participle of capere Date: 14th century 1. a. taken and held as or as if a prisoner of war b. (1) kept within bounds ; confined (2 …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • captive — n. & adj. n. a person or animal that has been taken prisoner or confined. adj. 1 a taken prisoner. b kept in confinement or under restraint. 2 a unable to escape. b in a position of having to comply (captive audience; captive market). 3 of or… …   Useful english dictionary

  • captive audience — UK US noun [countable] [singular captive audience plural captive audiences] a group of people who must listen to what someone is saying because they cannot leave Thesaurus: audienceshyponym general …   Useful english dictionary

  • captive — cap‧tive [ˈkæptɪv] adjective [only before a noun] captive viewers or customers watch a company s advertisements or buy a company s products because they have no other choice: • Kids in the classroom are a captive audience to whom ads may seem a… …   Financial and business terms

  • Captive market — Captive markets are markets where the potential consumers face a severely limited amount of competitive suppliers; their only choices are to purchase what is available or to make no purchase at all. Captive markets result in higher prices and… …   Wikipedia

  • captive — [kap′tiv] n. [L captivus < captus, pp. of capere, to take: see HAVE] 1. a person caught and held prisoner, as in war 2. a person who is captivated, as by beauty or love adj. 1. a) taken or held prisoner b) not able …   English World dictionary

  • captive audience — noun count a group of people who must listen to what someone is saying because they cannot leave …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • captive — [[t]kæ̱ptɪv[/t]] captives 1) ADJ A captive person or animal is being kept imprisoned or enclosed. [LITERARY] Her heart had begun to pound inside her chest like a captive animal. Syn: prisoner N COUNT A captive is someone who is captive. He… …   English dictionary

  • audience — n. interview 1) to give, grant an audience 2) to receive; seek an audience with 3) at an audience group of spectators 4) to attract, draw an audience 5) to electrify, grip, move, stir, sway an audience 6) an appreciative, enthusiastic,… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • captive audience — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms captive audience : singular captive audience plural captive audiences a group of people who must listen to what someone is saying because they cannot leave …   English dictionary

  • captive — cap|tive1 [ˈkæptıv] adj [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: captivus, from captus, past participle of capere to take ] 1.) kept in prison or in a place that you are not allowed to leave ▪ captive soldiers ▪ captive animals ▪ His son had been taken …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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