What does attract mean?

Definitions for attract
əˈtræktat·tract

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in(verb)

    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"

  2. attract, appeal(verb)

    be attractive to

    "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"

  3. attract(verb)

    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"

Wiktionary

  1. attract(Verb)

    To pull toward without touching

    A magnet attracts iron filings.

  2. attract(Verb)

    To arouse interest

    Advertising is designed to attract customers.

  3. attract(Verb)

    To make someone feel sexually excited

    His big smile and brown eyes instantly attracted me.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attract(verb)

    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

  2. Attract(verb)

    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

  3. Attract(noun)

    attraction

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Attract

    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, attractusad, to, trahĕre, to draw.]

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attract' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3762

  2. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'attract' in Verbs Frequency: #320

How to pronounce attract?

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    Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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How to say attract in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of attract in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of attract in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of attract in a Sentence

  1. Sky News:

    A sale of Gulf Keystone is by no means certain, although it is likely to attract interest from possible buyers including rival oil explorers in the region.

  2. Teten Masduki:

    The government is trying hard to attract investment. It must be solid and united.

  3. Priyank Mathur:

    This is a risky ask, when you ask someone to make a video that criticizes ISIS or some other terrorist group, that's a lot to ask because you're asking them to put themselves out there and put themselves potentially in harm's way and no one wants to attract the ire of a terrorist group like ISIS, i never really found there to be a risk in it because I'm Muslim anyways.

  4. John Brennan:

    New technologies can help groups like ISIL coordinate operations, attract new recruits, disseminate propaganda, and inspire sympathizers across the globe to act in their name, the overall threat of terrorism is greatly amplified by today’s interconnected world, where an incident in one corner of the globe can instantly spark a reaction thousands of miles away; and where a lone extremist can go online and learn how to carry out an attack without ever leaving home.

  5. Rand Hindi:

    The biggest companies that were showcased were Samsung, Facebook, Microsoft ... there wasn't a single French company. They want big names, it's PR for the outside world, showing France can attract the best. I would have done the same if I were him. That's the only way for American and English newspapers to talk about us. But it did sound a bit off domestically.

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