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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Homotopia captured our imagination and the people have realistically been talking about a Pride festival in 2006.
The ban is robbing the racing public over the busy Christmas period of the jockey that has captured our imagination so far this season.
But it is the humble palm frond that has captured our imagination and has become a fixture in so many Catholic homes.
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.
There I got to meet Peter Waterfield, one of the two synchronized divers who captured our imaginations as they won that first silver medal in Athens.