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fascinate

verb allure, appeal to, attract, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, charm, coax, compel, delight, enamor, enchant, engage, engross, enrapture, enthrall, grab, grip, hold attraction for, hold interest, hold spelllound, hypnotize, infatuate, influence, interest, intoxicate, invite, kindle, mesmerize, overpower, overwhelm, pique, please, provoke, seize, stimulate, stir, transfix, win over
See also: engage, engross, immerse, interest, occupy
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Melbourne [Australia], Nov 29 ( ANI ): In a fascinating revelation, Meghan Markle's childhood friend disclosed that the actress was always fascinated by the royal family and hoped to be Princess Diana 2.
There are different fractions of the Kill Club, there are private investigators, there are ex-cops, there are people who are just fascinated by true crimes but there's also a side of it for people who are interested in the dressing up aspect.
9) Specifically, Pollock interrogates "the conditions under which working[-]class women became the object of fascinated looking and of a disciplinary investigation in the nineteenth century" by investigating the ways female coal miners were regarded by the middle-class men who debated the decency of their choice to wear trousers in their mining work.
I was fascinated enough to read it at a single sitting (Lueking was a seminary classmate).
This open-ended, interactive resource to the world of modern mathematics allows visitors to walk in the computational footsteps of the great mathematicians and experience the wonder of discovery that has fascinated amateurs and professionals alike throughout the ages.
The jury was fascinated to find that they had chosen the viewpoint platform at Sognefjell in Norway by Carl-Viggo Holmebakk, whose brick drum of a garden shed (AR October 1997) echoed round the world.
He leaves the reader fascinated with his subject, the `Father of Europe', Jean Monnet.
Bejart has long been fascinated by the Japanese Poet Yukio Mishima, who represented a fusion of ancient Japanese traditions with postwar modernism.
At school he is researching Matthew Henson, and he is fascinated by the adventures of this fellow African American who went to the North Pole--so fascinated that he runs off to see the Arctic for himself, heading north to Baffin Island by train, small plane and dogsled, helped by various people along the way.
Auder was fascinated by the New Wave and the films of Pasolini, and eventually with Andy Warhol's Chelsea Girls (1966), which jolted his vision of cinema and convinced him to produce films that followed an aesthetics of marginality.
They are just fascinated by big contraptions and what they can do.