capture (one's) imagination

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capture (one's) imagination

To hold one's interest or spark one's creativity. I know it sounds strange, but his talk on the importance of obtuse angles really captured my imagination. That movie captured his imagination so much that it inspired him to become a screenwriter.
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capture someone's imagination

Fig. to intrigue someone; to interest someone in a lasting way; to stimulate someone's imagination. The story of the young wizard has captured the imagination of the world's children.
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Designed, developed and manufactured by L'Epee 1839 in the Jura (Switzerland), Gaz Derrick takes its inspiration from vast industrial landscapes that captured imagination and turns that into a tangible, luxurious and meticulous interpretation.
We have a villain in Mr Farage who has captured imagination, but hasn't galvanised his opponents to date.
Add to it the fact that Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster Returns is the sequel of a film that has already captured imagination.
He said: "This year's election has truly captured imagination of Merthyr Tydfil and Rhymney even if it did not translate into a lively atmosphere on the night.
Hinet's executives pointed out that the ISP's cloud-computing leasing program has captured imagination of online gaming providers and content providers.
The passion and creativity of your work has captured imagination of everyone at Scripps; awards, Pulitzers, the rocky is always at the top of that list.
The tag seems to have captured imaginations online, as a video of the interview has gained 8,400 likes since it was posted Monday.
The Edinburgh Parliament is the setting for a fascinating battle between the SNP's Nicola Sturgeon and the Tories' Ruth Davidson for the Scottish soul, but the worthy debates in the Strasbourg parliament have never captured imaginations which such compelling power.
As a powerful vehicle of Islamic, Middle Eastern and Central Asian culture, Arabian Nights captured imaginations throughout Europe and beyond particularly during the era of Romanticism in the 18th and 19th centuries, with subtle yet long-lasting influence on cultural expression transnationally.
The image of the ghost, caught on camera by Birmingham couple Dean and Amy Harper and exclusively published by the Birmingham Mail, has captured imaginations across the world.
The Master Blaster has captured imaginations of the entire nation throughout his career.
Known as "heart-seed" berries by Native Americans, strawberries have captured imaginations and palates for thousands of years.
Abdul Rahman Al Janahi and his cousin Fatima, both 17, may have crashed out of this week's UAE Dubai ITF Junior Tennis Championships in the first round, but they captured imaginations as the tournament's sole Emirati entrants.