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English verb: fascinate

1. fascinate (stative) cause to be interested or curious


Synonymsintrigue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)interest, matter to


Narrower (hyponym)grab, seize

2. fascinate (emotion) to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe


SamplesThe snake charmer fascinates the cobra.


Synonymsgrip, spellbind, transfix


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)interest

3. fascinate (emotion) attract; cause to be enamored


SamplesShe captured all the men's hearts.


ExamplesThe performance is likely to fascinate Sue


Synonymsbecharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, trance


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)appeal, attract


Narrower (hyponym)hold, work









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