attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw inverb
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"
be attractive to
"The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
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"
To pull toward without touching
A magnet attracts iron filings.
To arouse interest
Advertising is designed to attract customers.
To make someone feel sexually excited
His big smile and brown eyes instantly attracted me.
to draw to, or cause to tend to; esp. to cause to approach, adhere, or combine; or to cause to resist divulsion, separation, or decomposition
to draw by influence of a moral or emotional kind; to engage or fix, as the mind, attention, etc.; to invite or allure; as, to attract admirers
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
at-trakt′, v.t. to draw to or cause to approach: to allure: to entice: to draw forth.—adj. Attract′able, that may be attracted.—n. Attrac′tion, act of attracting: the force which draws or tends to draw bodies or their particles to each other: that which attracts.—adj. Attract′ive, having the power of attracting: alluring.—advs. Attract′ively, Attract′ingly.—ns. Attract′iveness, Attractabil′ity; Attract′or, Attract′er, an agent of attraction. [L. attrahĕre, attractus—ad, to, trahĕre, to draw.]
British National Corpus
Spoken Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'attract' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3762
Rank popularity for the word 'attract' in Verbs Frequency: #320
The numerical value of attract in Chaldean Numerology is: 1
The numerical value of attract in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
Companies know it is not so easy attract young workers. They are realizing they can't do without some of the baby boomers and will try and hang onto them.
If we were to see prices $5-$10 higher, that would attract new production, so the upside is capped.
This will initially trigger excess volatility in the market as exiting offshore accounts and onshore investors may push yields higher, a potential exclusion from the GBI-EM indices would make it more difficult to attract foreign portfolio flows in the future as Nigeria will need to rebuild its market credentials.
Thus, it needs to ensure it can attract hardworking and able people, retain them, and identify and promote the best of its people into leadership positions. And all of this has to be done without the organization becoming overly bureaucratic. Its quite a challenge, and I wish them well.
You can always differentiate cheap restaurants from high-class restaurants by looking at the menus that they offer. Cheap and low class restaurants always talk about "You", like "All You Can Eat", "Your Choice" etc. High class and expensive restaurants, on the other hand, always offer their own terms, such as "Chef's Choice", "Gourmet Food" etc. When you are the best and cut above the rest, you don't need to lure with inciting and seductive language to attract. Your quality par excellence and high standards will do that job very well. Strive to be extraordinary, and the world will follow you.
Popularity rank by frequency of use
Translations for attract
From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary
- έλκω, ελκύω, προσελκύωGreek
- llamar, atraerSpanish
- houkutella, vetää puoleensa, viehättääFinnish
- tarraingScottish Gaelic
- aantrekken, trekkenDutch
- atrair, excitarPortuguese
- привлекать, притянуть, привлечь, притягиватьRussian
- locka, attraheraSwedish
Get even more translations for attract »
Find a translation for the attract definition in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)