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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishfascinatefas‧ci‧nate /ˈfæsəneɪt/ ●●○ verb [transitive]  INTERESTEDif someone or something fascinates you, you are attracted to them and think they are extremely interesting The idea of travelling through time fascinated him.GRAMMAR: Using the progressiveThe verb fascinate is not used in the progressive. You say: Dolphins fascinate me. Don’t say: Dolphins are fascinating me.Fascinating is used as an adjective: a fascinating subject→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
fascinateThis is fascinating and important stuff.Parsons, playing Miss Margarida, entertains, seduces, and fascinates.All will carry a message of peace in 25 languages, and it should be fascinating to see who finds them.Baseball still fascinates Americans.I have always been fascinated by Magritte's work.Even Sonya had a different aspect for me ever since I became fascinated by that book.Since his student days in Venice, when he went to seances, he had been fascinated by the occult.Anything to do with computers fascinates him.What fascinates me about his poems is their apparent simplicity.Cats fascinate me - I don't know why.
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theyfascinate
he, she, itfascinates
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theyfascinated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave fascinated
he, she, ithas fascinated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad fascinated
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill fascinate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have fascinated
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