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Definition of the verb fascinate
What does fascinate mean as a doing word?
verb - inflections: fascinated | fascinating | fascinates
- cause to be interested or curious
Syntactic formula Example for the syntactic formula [Cause] [Verb] The clown amused [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown amused the children [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] [Adjective] That movie bored me silly [Cause] [Verb] [Experiencer] with [Oblique] The clown amused the children with his antics [Cause, genitive]'s [Oblique] [Verb] [Experiencer] The clown's antics amused the children [Experiencer - being] [Verb] [Adverb] Little children amuse easily
Verbs of Psychological State (with the same syntax): abash, affect, afflict, affront, aggravate, aggrieve, agitate, agonize, alarm, alienate, amaze, amuse, anger, annoy, antagonize, appall, appease, arouse, assuage, astonish, astound, awe, baffle, befuddle, beguile, bewilder, bewitch, boggle, bore, bother, bug, calm, captivate, chagrin, charm, cheer, chill, comfort, concern, confound, confuse, console, content, convince, cow, crush, cut, daunt, daze, dazzle, deject, delight, demolish, demoralize, depress, devastate, disappoint, disarm, discombobulate, discomfit, discompose, disconcert, discourage, disgrace, disgruntle, disgust, dishearten, disillusion, dismay, dispirit, displease, disquiet, dissatisfy, distract, distress, disturb, divert, dumbfound, elate, electrify, embarrass, embolden, enchant, encourage, enervate, engage, engross, enlighten, enliven, enrage, enrapture, entertain, enthrall, enthuse, entice, entrance, exasperate, excite, exhaust, exhilarate, fatigue, faze, flabbergast, flatter, floor, fluster, frighten, frustrate, gall, galvanize, gladden, gratify, grieve, harass, harm, haunt, hearten, horrify, humble, humiliate, hurt, hypnotize, impair, impress, incense, inflame, infuriate, inspire, insult, interest, intimidate, intoxicate, intrigue, invigorate, irk, irritate, jade, jar, jollify, jolt, lull, madden, menace, mesmerize, miff, molest, mollify, mortify, move, muddle, mystify, nauseate, nettle, numb, obsess, occupy, offend, outrage, overawe, overwhelm, pacify, pain, peeve, perplex, perturb, pester, pique, placate, plague, please, preoccupy, provoke, puzzle, quench, rankle, ravish, reassure, recharge, refresh, rejuvenate, relax, relieve, repel, repulse, revitalize, revolt, rile, roil, ruffle, sadden, satiate, satisfy, scandalize, scare, shake, shame, shock, sicken, sober, solace, soothe, spellbind, spook, stagger, startle, stimulate, sting, stir, strike, stump, stun, stupefy, surprise, tantalize, taunt, tease, tempt, terrify, terrorize, threaten, thrill, throw, tickle, tire, titillate, torment, torture, touch, transfix, transport, trouble, try, unnerve, unsettle, uplift, upset, vex, weary, worry, wound, wow.
- lexical domain: Stative - verbs of being, having, spatial relations
- synonym of fascinate: intrigue
- more generic terms: interest / matter to = be of importance or consequence
- more specific words: seize / grab = capture the attention or imagination of
- to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
- attract; cause to be enamored
- example: The performance is likely to fascinate Sue
- syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 1
- lexical domain: Emotions - verbs of feeling
- synonyms of fascinate: becharm / beguile / bewitch / captivate / capture / catch / charm / enamor / enamour / enchant / entrance / trance
- more generic words: appeal / attract = be attractive to
- more specific words:
Alternative definition of the verb fascinate
- To evoke an intense interest or attraction in someone
- To make someone hold motionless; to spellbind
- To be irresistibly charming or attractive to
Fascinate is a graffiti painting at an industrial park in Bromsten, Stockholm.
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Comparatizing Taiwan (2014)
by Shu-mei Shih, Ping-hui Liao
As Kenner puts it, this time of Dubliners: One reason the quiet little stories in Dubliners continue to fascinate is that the narrative point of view unobtrusively fluctuates. The illusion of dispassionate portrayal seems attended by an iridescence ...
by Angie Papple Johnston
Fascinate is a verb that means to draw attention and interest. C. combine.
farm verb fascinate fascinates fascinating fascinated verb to interest someone so much that they ...
by Martin Manser
charm, captivate , fascinate, enchant, inflame, endear, bewitch ant. repel, disgust, disenchant encamp v. camp, pitch, bivouac, settle, quarter ant. decamp, retire, retreat, advance, ...
by Seth Godin, Lark Productions LLC, Seth Godin Productions
polish; 7 furbish, lacquer, smarten, varnish enamor: 5 catch, charm; 6 attach, endear, seduce, trance; 7 attract, becharm, beguile, bewitch, capture, enamour, enchant; 8 entrance; 9 captivate, enrapture, fascinate enamored: 4 gaga; 5 crazy, ...
A Thesaurus Dictionary of the English Language Designed to Suggest Immediately Any Desired Word Needed to Express Exactly a Given Idea (1906)
A Dictionary, Synonyms, Antonyms, Idioms, Foreign Phrases, Pronunciations, a Copious Correlation of Words by Francis Andrew March
To fascinate; please very much. Cherish. To hold dear; care for. Cherish a love for. To have a love for. Cling to. To adhere closely to. Curry favor with. To gain favor by means of flattery. Desire, etc. To long for eagerly and anxiously. See Dasnta ...
by Sidney L. Landau
fascinate fatness ant. heedless, rash, thoughtless, headstrong, improvident, careless. fascinate v. attract, captivate, enthrall, charm, engross, bewitch, enchant , transfix, seduce, enrapture. fascinating adj. enthralling, captivating, spellbinding, ...
by Julia Cresswell
See also INTERLUDE fare, farewell see FORD farm see FIRM fart see FEISTY fascinate [L16th] 'Bewitch, put under a...
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Scrabble value of F4A1S1C3I1N1A1T1E1
The value of this 9-letter word is 14 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.
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