"fascinates" in the verb sense
1. intrigue, fascinate
cause to be interested or curious
2. fascinate, transfix, grip, spellbind
to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe
"The snake charmer fascinates the cobra"
3. capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchant
attract cause to be enamored
"She captured all the men's hearts"
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