HyperDic: fascinate

English > 3 senses of the word fascinate:
VERBstativefascinate, intriguecause to be interested or curious
emotionfascinate, transfix, grip, spellbindto render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
emotionfascinate, capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, bewitch, entrance, enchantattract
fascinate > pronunciation
Soundsfae'sahney.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > fascinate: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningCause to be interested or curious.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Synonymintrigue
Narrowergrab, seizecapture the attention or imagination of
Broadermatter to, interestBe of importance or consequence
Spanishfascinar, intrigar
Catalanfascinar, intrigar
Nounsfascinationthe capacity to attract intense interest
fascinationthe state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)
English > fascinate: 3 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningTo render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example"The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"
Synonymstransfix, grip, spellbind
Broaderinterestexcite the curiosity of
Spanishaferrar, atrapar, cautivar, encantar, fascinar, hechizar, inmovilizar
Catalanaferrar, atrapar, captivar, embruixar, encantar, encisar, fascinar
Nounsfascinationthe capacity to attract intense interest
fascinationthe state of being intensely interested (as by awe or terror)
English > fascinate: 3 senses > verb 3, emotion
Meaningattract; cause to be enamored.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
ModelThe performance is likely to fascinate Sue
Synonymscapture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, bewitch, entrance, enchant
Narrowerholdhold the attention of
workgratify and charm, usually in order to influence
Broaderattract, appealBe attractive to
Spanishcaptar, capturar, cautivar, conquistar, deleitar, enamorar, encantar, fascinar
Catalancaptar, captivar, capturar, delectar, embruixar, enamorar, encantar, encisar, extasiar, fascinar, fetillar, seduir
Nounsfascinationa feeling of great liking for something wonderful and unusual

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