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Fascinate vs Enthralled - What's the difference?

fascinate | enthralled |

As verbs the difference between fascinate and enthralled

is that fascinate is to evoke an intense interest or attraction in someone while enthralled is (enthrall).

As an adjective enthralled is

extremely happy or excited.




  • To evoke an intense interest or attraction in someone
  • The flickering TV fascinated the cat.
  • To make someone hold motionless; to spellbind
  • We were fascinated by the potter's skill.
  • To be irresistibly charming or attractive to
  • Her gait fascinates all men.




    (en adjective)
  • Extremely happy or excited
  • * 2014 , (Ruzwana Bashir), " The untold story of how a culture of shame perpetuates abuse. I know, I was a victim", The Guardian , 29 August 2014:
  • At 18 I was fortunate enough to receive an offer to study at Oxford University. I was enthralled with the exciting new world around me and tried desperately to fit in.


  • (enthrall)