What does attract mean?

Definitions for attract
əˈtræktat·tract

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. attract, appealverb

    be attractive to

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

  3. attractverb

    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. attractverb

    To pull toward without touching

    A magnet attracts iron filings.

  2. attractverb

    To arouse interest

    Advertising is designed to attract customers.

  3. attractverb

    To make someone feel sexually excited

    His big smile and brown eyes instantly attracted me.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Attractverb

    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. Attractverb

    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. Attractnoun

    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.]

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

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

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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. Andre Schleiter:

    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.

  2. Ric Spooner:

    If we were to see prices $5-$10 higher, that would attract new production, so the upside is capped.

  3. Samir Gadio:

    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.

  4. Nick Pope:

    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.

  5. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    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.

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    of persons; taken advantage of
    • A. reassuring
    • B. frantic
    • C. transparent
    • D. victimised

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