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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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Each biographical sketch includes birth and death dates, if available, basic biographical information, some fascinating anecdotal material, and bibliographic references.
Unlock a fascinating world of mathematical challenges and learning with The Mathenmtics Calendar 2004.
There are fascinating glimpses here of the friendship between Cervantes and the Sicilian humanist Antonio Veneziano; of Cervantes' possible discussions in the Tuscan language with Hasan Veneciano; and of his possible friendship with the poet and Moroccan ruler Abd al-Malik.
The house by Sean Godsell in Victoria (p38) is an extremely thoughtful response to climate and landscape that raises fascinating questions about the nature of modern Australian culture poised between Western and Eastern influences.
It would have been fascinating to have seen the ballet without such additions, but everyone thought enough was enough.
Even more fascinating is how the impact of the British-born New Romantic and synth-pop movements seeped into pop consciousness with a slew of hetero and gay acts that not only toyed with the once-reviled musical ethics of disco (ABC's "The Look of Love" and "Obsession" by Animotion) but also employed elements of drag.
Nonetheless, the 36 writers showcased here, and their carefully selected literary works, as well as details of their fascinating lives and times comprise a literary anthology that is both vital and entertaining.
His collection of letters, memoirs, reviews, essays, biographies and a wide variety of writings unfold fascinating and informative insights into the development of opera.
The book is a fascinating account of life in transition.
Though a charity-based business is a fascinating concept of itself, there is an awful lot to learn from these examples for anyone with an eye to doing business on the Web.
Walters's regular contributions to the corrosion of any remaining intellectual, political, and cultural values reached its apogee with her end-of-the-year special, "The Ten Most Fascinating People of 1996." These included Martha Stewart, who is about as fascinating as a pastry bag, man of letters Michael Crichton, and Kerri Strug, who was gutsy at the Olympics--but fascinating?
Perhaps the best summary of this fascinating book is in Monnet's own words: `We are uniting people, not forming a coalition of states.' That is a concept which both Europhiles and Europhobes could carry forward.