v. fas·ci·nat·ed, fas·ci·nat·ing, fas·ci·nates
To capture and hold the interest and attention of. See Synonyms at charm
2. Archaic To deprive of the ability to escape or move, usually by the power of a look. Used of serpents.
3. Obsolete To bewitch.
To capture and hold someone's interest and attention.
[Latin fascināre, fascināt-, to cast a spell on, from fascinum, an evil spell, a phallic-shaped amulet.]
attracted and delighted
If you are fascinated by something or fascinated with it, you find it very interesting.
He was fascinated by films as a child.
He became fascinated with their whole way of life.
You can also say that you are fascinated by a person.
At first Rita was fascinated by him.
You do not use words such as 'very' or 'extremely' in front of fascinated. If you find something very interesting indeed, you can say that you are absolutely fascinated or deeply fascinated by it.
Dr Shaw had been absolutely fascinated by a print on her wall.
He was deeply fascinated by war.
adjective entranced, charmed, absorbed, very interested, captivated, hooked on, enthralled, beguiled, smitten, bewitched, engrossed, spellbound, infatuated, hypnotized, under a spell I sat on the stairs and watched, fascinated.
fascinated [ˈfæsɪneɪtɪd] ADJ
→ fascinadoto be fascinated with sth
→ estar fascinado por algo
fascinated [ˈfæsɪneɪtɪd] adj
] (by sight, spectacle)
to be fascinated by sth/sb → être fasciné(e) par qch/qn
As a child I was fascinated by historyBUT Quand j'étais petit l'histoire me fascinait.
to be fascinated with sb/sth → être fasciné(e) par qn/qch