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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"

Wiktionary

  1. fascinate(Verb)

    To evoke an intense interest or attraction in someone

    The flickering TV fascinated the cat.

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

  2. fascinate(Verb)

    To make someone hold motionless; to spellbind

    We were fascinated by the potter's skill.

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

  3. fascinate(Verb)

    To be irresistibly charming or attractive to

    Her gait fascinates all men.

    Etymology: 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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Numerology

  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. Jason Crawford:

    If you can harness the abilities that marine animals have to make light, you can generate molecular systems for imaging in the lab or in medicine. Imaging is an incredibly important biomedical objective that these types of systems could help to propel into the future, sharks are wonderful animals that have been around for over 400 million years. Sharks continually fascinate humans, and they hold so many mysteries and superpowers.

  2. 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.

  3. David Gruber:

    Sharks are wonderful animals that have been around for over 400 million years. Sharks continually fascinate humans, and they hold so many mysteries and superpowers, this study highlights yet another mystery of sharks, and it is my hope that this inspires us to learn more about their secrets and work to better protect them.

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