verb[with object] (usually be fascinated)
- Perhaps it is this very drama that provides the attraction that continues to fascinate military historians.
- That idea, of walking on the same ground as generations past, is one which has always fascinated me.
- You will never know what is on their mind, and you may not have any idea where you stand with them, but their secrets will always fascinate you.
Late 16th century (in the sense 'bewitch, put under a spell'): from Latin fascinat- 'bewitched', from the verb fascinare, from fascinum 'spell, witchcraft'.
‘Bewitch, put under a spell’ was the first sense recorded for fascinate which comes from Latin fascinare ‘bewitch’.
Words that rhyme with fascinateassassinate, deracinate
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