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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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One's own soul, and the passions of one's friends--those were the fascinating things in life.
A few evenings later Pete entered with fascinating innovations in his apparel.
A MAN having found a Lion in his path undertook to subdue him by the power of the human eye; and near by was a Rattlesnake engaged in fascinating a small bird.
To one imbued from infancy with the fascinating fallacy that all men are born equal, unquestioning submission to authority is not easily mastered, and the American volunteer soldier in his "green and salad days" is among the worst known.
I found myself actually bored with the saloon life of the Oakland water-front, and wondered what I had ever found fascinating in it.
She was fascinating in her simple black dress, fascinating were her round arms with their bracelets, fascinating was her firm neck with its thread of pearls, fascinating the straying curls of her loose hair, fascinating the graceful, light movements of her little feet and hands, fascinating was that lovely face in its eagerness, but there was something terrible and cruel in her fascination.
Yes, there is something uncanny, devilish and fascinating in her," Kitty said to herself.
Billy had to drag Saxon away from the window of a fascinating shop where were iridescent pearls of abalone, set and unset.
NEW YORK -- Maybe Barbara Walters had her fingers crossed when she said last year's ''10 Most Fascinating People'' telecast would be her last.
GROUND conditions at Epsom for the Investec Derby on Saturday week seem unlikely to trouble Fascinating Rock.
The trials at Chester might have been inconclusive, but they were not as unsatisfactory as the key Irish one as Fascinating Rock was awarded the Group 3 contest in the stewards' room and will head to Epsom bidding to follow in the footsteps of Sinndar (2000), Galileo (2001) and High Chaparral (2002), who all did the Derrinstown-Epsom double.
Fascinating Aida, St David's Hall, Cardiff FASCINATING Aida, Britain's best-loved comedy cabaret trio, celebrate 30 years of their unique brand of filthy, witty and fabulous entertainment with their new show Charm Offensive, touring the UK this autumn.