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at·tract

 (ə-trăkt′)
v. at·tract·ed, at·tract·ing, at·tracts
v.tr.
1. To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force: Magnetic poles are attracted to their opposites.
2. To arouse or compel the interest, admiration, or attention of: We were attracted by the display of lights.
v.intr.
To possess or use the power of attraction.

[Middle English attracten, from Latin attrahere, attract- : ad-, ad- + trahere, pull.]

at·tract′a·ble adj.

attract

(əˈtrækt)
vb (mainly tr)
1. to draw (notice, a crowd of observers, etc) to oneself by conspicuous behaviour or appearance (esp in the phrase attract attention)
2. (General Physics) (also intr) to exert a force on (a body) that tends to cause an approach or oppose a separation: the gravitational pull of the earth attracts objects to it.
3. to possess some property that pulls or draws (something) towards itself: jam attracts wasps.
4. (also intr) to exert a pleasing, alluring, or fascinating influence (upon); be attractive (to)
[C15: from Latin attrahere to draw towards, from trahere to pull]
atˈtractable adj
atˈtractor, atˈtracter n

at•tract

(əˈtrækt)

v.t.
1. to draw by a physical force causing or tending to cause to approach, adhere, or unite; pull (opposed to repel): The gravitational force of the earth attracts smaller bodies to it.
2. to draw by appealing to the emotions or senses, by stimulating interest, or by exciting admiration; allure; invite: to attract attention; to attract admirers.
v.i.
3. to possess or exert the power of attraction.
[1400–50; late Middle English < Latin attractus, past participle of attrahere to draw forcefully =at– at– + trahere to draw]
at•trac′tor, n.

attract


Past participle: attracted
Gerund: attracting

Imperative
attract
attract
Present
I attract
you attract
he/she/it attracts
we attract
you attract
they attract
Preterite
I attracted
you attracted
he/she/it attracted
we attracted
you attracted
they attracted
Present Continuous
I am attracting
you are attracting
he/she/it is attracting
we are attracting
you are attracting
they are attracting
Present Perfect
I have attracted
you have attracted
he/she/it has attracted
we have attracted
you have attracted
they have attracted
Past Continuous
I was attracting
you were attracting
he/she/it was attracting
we were attracting
you were attracting
they were attracting
Past Perfect
I had attracted
you had attracted
he/she/it had attracted
we had attracted
you had attracted
they had attracted
Future
I will attract
you will attract
he/she/it will attract
we will attract
you will attract
they will attract
Future Perfect
I will have attracted
you will have attracted
he/she/it will have attracted
we will have attracted
you will have attracted
they will have attracted
Future Continuous
I will be attracting
you will be attracting
he/she/it will be attracting
we will be attracting
you will be attracting
they will be attracting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been attracting
you have been attracting
he/she/it has been attracting
we have been attracting
you have been attracting
they have been attracting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been attracting
you will have been attracting
he/she/it will have been attracting
we will have been attracting
you will have been attracting
they will have been attracting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been attracting
you had been attracting
he/she/it had been attracting
we had been attracting
you had been attracting
they had been attracting
Conditional
I would attract
you would attract
he/she/it would attract
we would attract
you would attract
they would attract
Past Conditional
I would have attracted
you would have attracted
he/she/it would have attracted
we would have attracted
you would have attracted
they would have attracted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.attract - direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributesattract - direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"
draw, pull, force - cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
tug - pull hard; "The prisoner tugged at the chains"; "This movie tugs at the heart strings"
arrest, catch, get - attract and fix; "His look caught her"; "She caught his eye"; "Catch the attention of the waiter"
draw in, retract - pull inward or towards a center; "The pilot drew in the landing gear"; "The cat retracted his claws"
bring - attract the attention of; "The noise and the screaming brought the curious"
curl up, curl, draw in - shape one's body into a curl; "She curled farther down under the covers"; "She fell and drew in"
force back, push back, repel, beat back, repulse, drive - cause to move back by force or influence; "repel the enemy"; "push back the urge to smoke"; "beat back the invaders"
2.attract - be attractive toattract - be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
bewitch, captivate, charm, enamor, enamour, entrance, trance, becharm, beguile, enchant, capture, fascinate, catch - attract; cause to be enamored; "She captured all the men's hearts"
beckon - appear inviting; "The shop window decorations beckoned"
repel, repulse - be repellent to; cause aversion in
3.attract - exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving awayattract - exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away; "the gravitational pull of a planet attracts other bodies"
pull - apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion; "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin"

attract

verb
1. allure, interest, draw, invite, persuade, engage, charm, appeal to, fascinate, win over, tempt, lure (informal), induce, incline, seduce, entice, enchant, endear, lead on, coax, captivate, beguile, cajole, bewitch, decoy, inveigle, pull, catch (someone's) eye Summer attracts visitors to the countryside.
allure disgust, revolt, repel, repulse, put you off, turn you off (informal), give you the creeps (informal)
2. pull, draw, magnetize Anything with strong gravity attracts other things to it.

attract

verb
1. To direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action:
Informal: pull.
2. To arouse the interest and attention of:
Slang: turn on.
Translations
يَجْذِبيَسْتَرعي الإنْتِباه، يَجْذِب الإنْتِباه
přitáhnoutpřitahovatpřivábit
tiltrækkedrage
viehättää
privući
felkelt
draga aî sérdraga til sín, laîa
ひきつける
끌어당기다
masintipagundapatraukliaipatraukluspatraukti
piesaistītpievilktsaistītvaldzināt
pritegnitiprivlačiti
attrahera
ดึงดูดความสนใจ
çekmekhayran etmektoplamak
lôi cuốn

attract

[əˈtrækt] VT
1. [+ publicity, visitors] → atraer; [+ interest] → atraer, suscitar; [+ attention] → llamar
2. (= cause to like) → atraer
to be attracted to sbsentirse atraído por algn
3. (Phys) [magnet] → atraer

attract

[əˈtrækt] vt
[+ person] → attirer
to be attracted by sb/sth → être attiré(e) par qn/qch
[+ tourists, visitors] → attirer
The Lake District attracts lots of tourists → La région des lacs attire de nombreux touristes.
[+ publicity, attention] → attirer
to attract sb's attention → attirer l'attention de qn

attract

vt
(Phys, magnet etc) → anziehen
(fig: = appeal to) (person)anziehen; (idea, music, place etc)ansprechen; she feels attracted to himsie fühlt sich von ihm angezogen or zu ihm hingezogen; she feels attracted to the ideadie Idee reizt sie; I am not attracted to her/by itsie/es reizt mich nicht
(fig: = win, gain) interest, attention etcauf sich (acc)ziehen or lenken; new members, investors etcanziehen, anlocken; to attract publicity/notoriety(öffentliches) Aufsehen erregen

attract

[əˈtrækt] vt (subj, magnet) → attirare, attrarre (fig) (interest, attention) → attirare, suscitare

attract

(əˈtrӕkt) verb
1. to cause (someone or something) to come towards. A magnet attracts iron; I tried to attract her attention.
2. to arouse (someone's) liking or interest. She attracted all the young men in the neighbourhood.
atˈtraction (-ʃən) noun
1. the act or power of attracting. magnetic attraction.
2. something that attracts. The attractions of the hotel include a golf-course.
atˈtractive (-tiv) adjective
1. pleasant and good- looking. an attractive girl; young and attractive.
2. likeable; tempting. an attractive personality; He found the proposition attractive.
atˈtractively adverb
atˈtractiveness noun

attract

يَجْذِب přitáhnout tiltrække anlocken προσελκύω atraer viehättää attirer privući attrarre ひきつける 끌어당기다 aantrekken tiltrekke przyciągnąć atrair привлекать attrahera ดึงดูดความสนใจ çekmek lôi cuốn 吸引

attract

v. atraer;
to ___ attentionllamar la atención.
References in classic literature ?
The equipages are as varied as the company and attract as much attention, especially the low basket barouches in which ladies drive themselves, with a pair of dashing ponies, gay nets to keep their voluminous flounces from overflowing the diminutive vehicles, and little grooms on the perch behind.
When other young men tried to attract her attention she would have nothing to do with them.
He and Ned had talked the matter over, and they had agreed that the presence of such a big man as Koku, in an expedition going on a more or less secret mission, would attract too much attention.
There were one or two men whom she observed at the soiree musicale; but she would never have felt moved to any kittenish display to attract their notice--to any feline or feminine wiles to express herself toward them.
If he possessed the power to arrest any wandering eye when exhibiting the glories of his altitude on foot, his equestrian graces were still more likely to attract attention.
Doubtless, however, the whole story of human existence may be latent in each of them, but with no picturesqueness, externally, that can attract the imagination or sympathy to seek it there.
Slowly as the minister walked, he had almost gone by before Hester Prynne could gather voice enough to attract his observation.
Instead of it even-- as a woman reads another--she could see what I myself saw: his derision, his amusement, his contempt for the breakdown of my resignation at being left alone and for the fine machinery I had set in motion to attract his attention to my slighted charms.
Tell me, does the magnetic virtue of the needles of the compasses of all those ships attract them thither?
He might do it even yet, if he had a fair chance--he might attract attention and become a skilled man or a boss, as some had done in this place.
Quimbo," said Legree to another, who was making zealous demonstrations to attract his attention, "ye minded what I telled ye?
They were stringing ground wires; we were afraid to put up poles, for they would attract too much inquiry.