fascinate-v; 2 Senses

Sense Number 1: cause to be interested

Commentary: Syntax Includes: NP1[agent] FASCINATE NP2[experiencer] (PP{with NP[instrument]}) NP1[stimulus] FASCINATE NP2[experiencer] (PP{with NP[instrument]})

Political reporting fascinates her.
He fascinated her with stories about the outside world that she was
not allowed to experience for herself.
She fascinated every betrousered human around her.

VerbNet: amuse-31.1
FrameNet: Experiencer_obj
PropBank: fascinate.01
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3

Sense Number 2: render motionless

Commentary: Syntax Is: NP1[agent] FASCINATE NP2[patient]

The snake charmer fascinated the cobra.

VerbNet: NM
FrameNet: NM
PropBank: NM
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2