fascinate

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Synonyms for fascinate

Synonyms for fascinate

to please greatly or irresistibly

to compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of

Synonyms for fascinate

cause to be interested or curious

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

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She is simply the victim of her own vanity, and against that, against the belief in her own fascinations, against the very
Let your eyes be blind to all external attractions, your ears deaf to all the fascinations of flattery and light discourse.
Miss Crawley had not long been established at the Hall before Rebecca's fascinations had won the heart of that good-natured London rake, as they had of the country innocents whom we have been describing.
It must be that Mr Verloc was susceptible to these fascinations.
He had nothing left for it but to stir his tea round, and round, and round, and ruminate on all the fascinations of the locksmith's lovely daughter.
Could there have been anything like her present disjointed volubility in the fascinations that had captivated him?
If I understand this girl, sir, your dangerous fascinations have produced some effect upon her.
I have known its fascinations since: I have seen the mysterious shores, the still water, the lands of brown na- tions, where a stealthy Nemesis lies in wait, pursues, overtakes so many of the conquering race, who are proud of their wisdom, of their knowledge, of their strength.
Having only received from Frederick Trent, late on the previous night, information of the old man's illness, he had come upon a visit of condolence and inquiry to Nell, prepared with the first instalment of that long train of fascinations which was to fire her heart at last.
Her face had a kind of fascination for me: it was the very colour and shape of anger.
And there she stood gazing, in a sort of stupefied fascination, till we turned a corner of the wood and were lost to her view.
They show that the duel has a singular fascination about it somewhere, for these free men, so far from resting upon the privilege of the badge, are always volunteering.
Tom's heartbreak vanished and he joined the pro- cession, not because he would not a thousand times rather go anywhere else, but because an awful, un- accountable fascination drew him on.
All romance, like all temptation, is founded on the Fascination of the Exception.
Fashion, by which what is really fantastic becomes for a moment universal, and dandyism, which, in its own way, is an attempt to assert the absolute modernity of beauty, had, of course, their fascination for him.