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fascinate

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1 to attract or delight as if by magic

  • for years the zooʼs family of giant pandas have fascinated visitors
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2 to hold the attention of as if by a spell

  • I can gaze at the sea for hours, fascinated by the never-ending waves crashing upon the shore
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3 to hold the attention of

  • the subject of artificial intelligence fascinates me
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catch one's eye

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Synonym Discussion of fascinate

attract, allure, charm, captivate, fascinate, enchant mean to draw another by exerting a powerful influence. attract applies to any degree or kind of ability to exert influence over another.
    • students attracted by the school's locale
allure implies an enticing by what is fair, pleasing, or seductive.
    • an alluring smile
charm implies the power of casting a spell over the person or thing affected and so compelling a response
    • charmed by their hospitality
, but it may, like captivate, suggest no more than evoking delight or admiration.
    • her performances captivated audiences
fascinate suggests a magical influence and tends to stress the ineffectiveness of attempts to resist.
    • a story that continues to fascinate children
enchant is perhaps the strongest of these terms in stressing the appeal of the agent and the degree of delight evoked in the subject.
    • hopelessly enchanted by her beauty


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