Definition of fascinate :
1. To excite and allure irresistibly or powerfully; to charm; to captivate, as by physical or mental charms.
2. To influence in an uncontrollable manner; to operate on by some powerful or irresistible charm; to bewitch; to enchant.
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wonder (part of speech: verb)
- She'll fascinate some nabob or some prince." - "Embarrassments", Henry James.
- The very books which most fascinate the boy are those which deal in thrilling tales of adventure. - "A Fleece of Gold Five Lessons from the Fable of Jason and the Golden Fleece", Charles Stewart Given.
- The strange power of words and the virtues of abstract thought begin to fascinate him. - "England and the War", Walter Raleigh.