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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Those gifts and skills, her openness and sensitivity, captured our imagination,'' said the Rev.
Moreover, Shrady examines how this landmark has captured our imagination, making it one of the world's most famous tourist attractions.
Two new ticket booths at the Museum of Modern Art in New York by Scott Marble and Karen Fairbanks captured our imagination because, though modest, they solve a complicated set of problems (which at first appear to be extremely simple) with finesse and efficiency.