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Meaning of FASCINATE

Pronunciation:  'fasu`neyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
  2. [v]  to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; "The eye of the Ancient Mariner fascinated the wedding guest." Burton; "The serpent fascinates its prey,..by the power of his eyes." Todd & Bowman
  3. [v]  cause to be interested or curious
 

FASCINATE is a 9 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, grip, intrigue, spellbind, trance, transfix
 
 See Also: appeal, attract, grab, hold, interest, interest, matter to, seize, work

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Fas"ci*nate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fascinated}, p.
pr. & vb. n.. {Fascinating}.] [L. fascinare; cf. Gr.
?????????? to slander, bewitch.]
1. To influence in an uncontrollable manner; to operate on by
   some powerful or irresistible charm; to bewitch; to
   enchant.

         It has been almost universally believed that . . .
         serpents can stupefy and fascinate the prey which
         they are desirous to obtain.          --Griffith
                                               (Cuvier).

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

         there be none of the passions that have been noted
         to fascinate or bewhich but love and envy. --Bacon.

Syn: To charm; enrapture; captivate; enchant; bewitch;
     attract.

 
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