[ verb ] to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
: "The eye of the Ancient Mariner fascinated the wedding guest." Burton "The serpent fascinates its prey,..by the power of his eyes." Todd & Bowman
Used in print(Jay Williams, The Forger....)
I was fascinated ; just listening to him made me feel intelligent .
[ verb ] cause to be interested or curious
Used in print(Los Angeles Times...)
For some compulsive reason which would have fascinated Dr._Freud , Communists of all shapes and sizes almost invariably impute to others the very motives which they harbor themselves .
[ verb ] attract; cause to be enamored
"She captured all the men's hearts"