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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.
Fascinating Dermot Weld's Fascinating Rock will be a bigger price than US Army Ranger for Aidan O'Brien.
Dermot Weld's charge needs to find three and three-quarter lengths on Aidan O'Brien's filly, but Fascinating Rock is more than capable of doing so as his trainer made no secret of the fact he would need that debut run badly.
Fascinating Rock won this race in decisive fashion, fending off Parish Hall inside the final furlong to score comfortably.
Among those fascinating people she will interview for the special: Oprah Winfrey, Neil Patrick Harris, Chelsea Handler and Scarlett Johansson.
Dillie Keane founded Fascinating Aida in 1983, and was joined by key writing partner Adele Anderson in 1984, and since then the group has played in hundreds of theatres in the UK and Ireland, with London seasons at the Donmar Warehouse, Lyric Hammersmith, Piccadilly, Vaudeville, Garrick, Apollo and Comedy theatres and the Theatre Royal, Haymarket.
This fascinating profile might not have the same access and depth as the Endlessly experimental, he challenges the boundaries of music, taste and decency, with his explicit sexual lyrics and stage shows in the Nineties causing a stooshie on a world stage.
Fascinating Aida has seven million hits on YouTube - and rising - with their comedy song Tough going for Tom Cheap Flights about budget air fares .
It''s a fascinating story," he said: Y Ci Coch was a very large cattle dog which was bred here in North Wales.
Evidently the spotlights and the greasepaint proved too fascinating for Dillie Keane and the ladies who make up her music and comedy trio.
It's an obsessive, ambiguous movie that's as fascinating and frustrating as that sounds.
Readers will enjoy the fascinating images in Eugenic Design, which include oddities such as the "Criterion" toilet designed to enforce the hygienically correct posture during evacuation ("the sloped seat angled backward, achieving the natural position every time," in a chapter that links concern for biological efficiency with streamlining (141).