Some Thesaurus words for "fascinate" - allure, animate, arouse, attract, beguile, bewitch, charm, delight, draw, enchant, engage, enrapture, excite, gladden, hypnotize, intoxicate, invite, kindle, lure, mesmerize, owerwhelm, pique, please, provoke, ravish, rivet, seduce, stimulate, stir, tantalize, thrill, transfix, transport.
All I can say is "wow" are there some fantastic words up there, who knew? I just might have to use each of them as my word of the week just to enjoy them a little longer. If I had to pick my favorite, definately pique would be it. Not only because I love the spelling so much (the "q" gets me every time) but it has such a mysterious sound to it and transports me to another place of adventure. Which is yours and what does it inspire for you? I hope something wonderful and exciting!