FAS'CINATE, verb transitive [Latin fascino; Gr.]
1. To bewitch; to enchant; to operate on by some powerful or irresistible influence; to influence the passions or affections in an incontrollable manner.
None of the affections have been noted to fascinate and bewitch, but love and envy.
2. To charm; to captivate; to excite and allure irresistible or powerfully. The young are fascinated by love; female beauty fascinates the unguarded youth; gaming is a fascinating vice.