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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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2) ``It fascinates me to explore this '50s mentality of power,'' says Nick Nolte, second from left, of portraying a member of a ruthless team of LAPD detectives - along with Christopher Penn, left, Michael Madsen and Chazz Palminteri - in ``Mulholland Falls.