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ˈfæs əˌneɪtfas·ci·nate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. intrigue, fascinate(verb)

    cause to be interested or curious

  2. fascinate, transfix, grip, spellbind(verb)

    to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe

    "The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"

  3. capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant(verb)

    attract; cause to be enamored

    "She captured all the men's hearts"


  1. fascinate(Verb)

    To evoke an intense interest or attraction in someone

    The flickering TV fascinated the cat.

  2. fascinate(Verb)

    To make someone hold motionless; to spellbind

    We were fascinated by the potter's skill.

  3. fascinate(Verb)

    To be irresistibly charming or attractive to

    Her gait fascinates all men.

  4. Origin: From fascinatus, perfect passive participle of fascino, from fascinum.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Fascinate(verb)

    to influence in an uncontrollable manner; to operate on by some powerful or irresistible charm; to bewitch; to enchant

  2. Fascinate(verb)

    to excite and allure irresistibly or powerfully; to charm; to captivate, as by physical or mental charms

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Fascinate

    fas′i-nāt, v.t. to control by the glance: to charm: to captivate: to enchant, esp. by the evil eye.—adj. Fas′cinating, charming, delightful.—n. Fascinā′tion, the act of charming: power to harm by looks or spells: mysterious attractive power exerted by a man's words or manner: irresistible power of alluring: state of being fascinated. [L. fascināre, -ātum; perh. allied to Gr. baskainein, to bewitch.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of fascinate in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of fascinate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of fascinate in a Sentence

  1. Charles Cooley:

    A strange and somewhat impassive physiognomy is often, perhaps, an advantage to an orator, or leader of any sort, because it helps to fix the eye and fascinate the mind.

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