fascinate

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Latin fascinātus, perfect passive participle of fascinō (enchant, bewitch, fascinate), from fascinum (a phallus-shaped amulet worn around the neck used in Ancient Rome; witchcraft).

Verb[edit]

fascinate (third-person singular simple present fascinates, present participle fascinating, simple past and past participle fascinated)

  1. To evoke an intense interest or attraction in someone
    The flickering TV fascinated the cat.
  2. To make someone hold motionless; to spellbind
    We were fascinated by the potter's skill.
  3. To be irresistibly charming or attractive to
    Her gait fascinates all men.

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Italian[edit]

Noun[edit]

fascinate f

  1. plural form of fascinata

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

fascināte

  1. first-person plural present active imperative of fascinō