1. cause to be interested or curious

Similar word(s): intrigue

Definition categories: stative, interest

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

- The snake charmer fascinates the cobra

Similar word(s): grip, spellbind, transfix

Definition categories: emotion, interest

3. attract; cause to be enamored

Similar word(s): becharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, trance

Definition categories: emotion, appeal, attract

Sentences with fascinate as a verb:

- The flickering TV fascinated the cat.

- We were fascinated by the potter's skill.

- Her gait fascinates all men.