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Verb: fascinate  'fa-su,neyt
  1. Cause to be interested or curious
    - intrigue
     
  2. To render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
    "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra";
    - transfix, grip, spellbind
     
  3. Attract; cause to be enamoured
    "She fascinated all the men's hearts";
    - capture, enamour [Brit, Cdn], trance, catch, becharm [archaic], enamor [US], captivate, beguile, charm, bewitch, entrance, enchant

Derived forms: fascinated, fascinates, fascinating

Type of: appeal, attract, interest, matter to

Encyclopedia: Fascinate