- An example of attract is to put on a piece of eye catching clothing to draw attention from the opposite sex.
- An example of attract is two magnets coming together by magnetic force.
- to draw to itself or oneself; make approach or adhere: magnets attract iron
- to get the admiration, attention, etc. of; allure: his smile attracted her
Origin of attractMiddle English attracten from Classical Latin attractus, past participle of attrahere, to draw to from ad-, to + trahere, draw
verbat·tract·ed, at·tract·ing, at·tracts
- To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force: Magnetic poles are attracted to their opposites.
- To arouse or compel the interest, admiration, or attention of: We were attracted by the display of lights.
Origin of attractMiddle English attracten from Latin attrahere attract- ad- ad- trahere pull
(third-person singular simple present attracts, present participle attracting, simple past and past participle attracted)
- To pull toward without touching.
- A magnet attracts iron filings.
- To arouse interest.
- Advertising is designed to attract customers.
- To draw by moral, emotional or sexual influence; to engage or fix, as the mind, attention, etc.; to invite or allure.
- to attract admirers; His big smile and brown eyes instantly attracted me.