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"
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.]
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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
Examples of attract in a Sentence
You attract whatever you focus your mind on, be it worry or abundance, fear or joy, love or hate. It's always your choice.
It's a formal exhibition. We can't use vulgarity to attract attention, we ought to offer 'positive energy' to the public.
With knowledge you attract minds and with good manners you attract hearts.
Research funding goes on big animals which are iconic and attract people's attention because they are cute and charismatic, it's very hard to make a tourist attraction of a rodent.
Olive oil has to be kept into a dark bottle in order to preserve it from the action of the sunlight which strongly increases the oxidation quickly lowering the qualities of the olive oil, clear bottles are usually used to attract the clients with the color of the olive oil.
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Translations for attract
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- ελκύω, προσελκύω, έλκωGreek
- llamar, atraerSpanish
- viehättää, vetää puoleensa, houkutellaFinnish
- tarraingScottish Gaelic
- aantrekken, trekkenDutch
- atrair, excitarPortuguese
- притягивать, притянуть, привлекать, привлечьRussian
- locka, attraheraSwedish
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