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fas·ci·nate

fascinate

 
 
pronunciation:
fae sih neIt
part of speech: verb
inflections: fascinates, fascinating, fascinated
definition: to attract and hold the attention and interest of.
The northern lights fascinate me.
synonyms:
bewitch, charm, enthrall, grip
similar words:
attract, enchant, engross, entrance, hold, hypnotize, interest, intrigue, magnetize, rivet
derivation: fascinatedly (adv.)