Meaning of “fascinate” in the English Dictionary

(Definition of “fascinate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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fascinateverb [ T ]

us /ˈfæs·əˌneɪt/

to have someone’s complete interest and attention:

Anything to do with airplanes and flying fascinates him.
The children were fascinated by the story.
adjective us /ˈfæs·əˌneɪ·t̬ɪŋ/

The movie has a fascinating plot.
noun [ U ] us /ˌfæs·əˈneɪ·ʃən/

Her fascination with modern art began when she saw the Picasso show.

(Definition of “fascinate” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)