1. [ verb ] to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
Synonyms: grip transfix spellbind

: "The eye of the Ancient Mariner fascinated the wedding guest." Burton "The serpent fascinates its prey,..by the power of his eyes." Todd & Bowman

Related terms: interest spellbinder fascination
2. [ verb ] cause to be interested or curious
Synonyms: intrigue
Related terms: matter_to grab fascination
3. [ verb ] attract; cause to be enamored
Synonyms: capture captivate charm beguile bewitch becharm catch enamor trance entrance enchant enamour

"She captured all the men's hearts"

Related terms: attract hold work appeal enchantment fascination captivation charmer smoothie bewitchery captive catch
Similar spelling:   fascinated