To evoke an intense interest or attraction in someone (verb)
To make someone hold motionless; to spellbind (verb)
To be irresistibly charming or attractive to (verb)
Examples of word fascinate
The word fascinate comes from a Latin word meaning "spell" or "witchcraft."
It is interesting that the root of the word 'fascinate' comes from the French, 'fasciner' meaning to entrance or charm, as in witchcraft, while our modern usage of the term still relates to the meaning, to be bewitched or held spell bound.
People like Rove and his cronies both horrify and fascinate, which is why they get any attention at all.
I also highly recommend Sally Hogshead's Fascinate for more on how to "fascinate" others -- now, when they need it most.
It never ceases to fascinate me just exactly how stupid forever remains a substantial percentage of human males, of any nationality, all around the earth.