verb (used with object), fas·ci·nat·ed, fas·ci·nat·ing.
verb (used without object), fas·ci·nat·ed, fas·ci·nat·ing.
- fasciculus gracilis,
Origin of fascinate
Examples from the Web for fascinated
They wrote about subjects that they knew intimately, or that troubled or fascinated them, which is what all novelists do.
But people were fascinated with what we were doing, and what we were shooting.#Setinthestreet: Your Street Corner Is Their Art Project|James Joiner|December 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Hitchcock was fascinated when I pointed out the similarity, and considered it at some length.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I wanted to ask the question I think every mother who is fascinated by the ins and outs of the real case wants answered.
I think people are fascinated by your creative relationship with people like her.The Rise of Jack Antonoff, the Taylor Swift Whisperer|Kevin Fallon|November 14, 2014|DAILY BEAST
You knew you had fascinated me and bewitched me, and it gave you pleasure to toy with me!Frank Merriwell's Son|Burt L. Standish
Teeny-bits stood up stiffly and began to pull on his torn sweater, while the two Chinese watched him with fascinated eyes.The Mark of the Knife|Clayton H. Ernst
Mike stared at Bud like a fascinated rabbit, making no move to protect himself.King Coal|Upton Sinclair
The people stir him very little, but he is fascinated by great personalities.A Critic in Pall Mall|Oscar Wilde
During his spare time Johnny had delved into these and had been fascinated by the story of radium.Riddle of the Storm|Roy J. Snell
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for fascinate
1590s, "bewitch, enchant," from Middle French fasciner (14c.), from Latin fascinatus, past participle of fascinare "bewitch, enchant, fascinate," from fascinus "spell, witchcraft," of uncertain origin. Possibly from Greek baskanos "bewitcher, sorcerer," with form influenced by Latin fari "speak" (see fame (n.)).
The Greek word might be from a Thracian equivalent of Greek phaskein "to say;" cf. also enchant, and German besprechen "to charm," from sprechen "to speak." Earliest used of witches and of serpents, who were said to be able to cast a spell by a look that rendered one unable to move or resist. Sense of "delight, attract" is first recorded 1815. Related: Fascinated; fascinating.