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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 ?
For the actions of a new prince are more narrowly observed than those of an hereditary one, and when they are seen to be able they gain more men and bind far tighter than ancient blood; because men are attracted more by the present than by the past, and when they find the present good they enjoy it and seek no further; they will also make the utmost defence of a prince if he fails them not in other things.
A CROW was jealous of the Raven, because he was considered a bird of good omen and always attracted the attention of men, who noted by his flight the good or evil course of future events.
Of these people the one that attracted her most was a Russian girl who had come to the watering-place with an invalid Russian lady, Madame Stahl, as everyone called her.
At the time the Countess of Morcerf returned to the rooms, after giving her orders, many guests were arriving, more attracted by the charming hospitality of the countess than by the distinguished position of the count; for, owing to the good taste of Mercedes, one was sure of finding some devices at her entertainment worthy of describing, or even copying in case of need.
[19] CERTAIN influential expressions of opinion have attracted much curiosity to Amiel's Journal Intime, both in France, where the book has already made its mark, and in England, where Mrs.
He saw that his faint and worn appearance attracted the attention of the landlord and his waiters; and thinking that they might suppose him to be penniless, took out his purse, and laid it on the table.
It was while they were thus engaged that Brady's attention was attracted by the dismal flapping of huge wings.
"Nearly a month since, accident gave the clerk in question an opportunity of looking into one of the documents on his master's table, which had attracted his attention from a slight peculiar ity in the form and color of the paper.
In the midst of his trouble the Hunter saw a Showman passing by, and managed to attract his attention.
It reminded him of his purpose in slinking stealthily upon the owner of the voice that had attracted his vengeful 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.
It was contrary to every doctrine of her's that difference of fortune should keep any couple asunder who were attracted by resemblance of disposition; and that Elinor's merit should not be acknowledged by every one who knew her, was to her comprehension impossible.