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.
See also: capture, imagination
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Neil Gershenfeld's When Things Start to Think (2000), will capture your imagination about the fanciful ways computers may enhance lives in ways similar to those described earlier by his colleague Nicholas Negroponte in the important book, Being Digital (1996).
It's what they do with them that's supposed to capture your imagination. For a few minutes, it does.
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