—v.t. 1. to attract and hold attentively by a unique power, personal charm, unusual nature, or some other special quality; enthrall: a vivacity that fascinated the audience. 2. to arouse the interest or curiosity of; allure.
3. to transfix or deprive of the power of resistance, as through terror: The sight of the snake fascinated the rabbit. 4. Obs.to bewitch.
5. Obs.to cast under a spell by a look.
—v.i. to capture the interest or hold the attention.