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fascinateverb [T]

 us   /ˈfæs·əˌneɪt/
to have someone’s ​completeinterest and ​attention: Anything to do with ​airplanes and ​flying fascinates him. The ​children were fascinated by the ​story.
fascinating
adjective  us   /ˈfæs·əˌneɪ·t̬ɪŋ/
The ​movie has a fascinating ​plot.
fascination
noun [U]  us   /ˌfæs·əˈneɪ·ʃən/
Her fascination with ​modernartbegan when she ​saw the Picasso show.
(Definition of fascinate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “fascinate”
in Korean -를 매혹시키다…
in Arabic يَفتِن, يَسحِر…
in Malaysian mempersona…
in French fasciner…
in Russian увлекать, вызывать глубокий интерес…
in Chinese (Traditional) 深深吸引, 迷住…
in Italian affascinare…
in Turkish büyülemek, hayran bırakmak…
in Polish fascynować…
in Spanish fascinar…
in Vietnamese mê hoặc…
in Portuguese fascinar…
in Thai ลุ่มหลง…
in German faszinieren…
in Catalan fascinar…
in Japanese (人)をひきつける…
in Chinese (Simplified) 深深吸引, 迷住…
in Indonesian mempesona…
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