Attract meaning

ə-trăkt
To arouse or compel the interest, admiration, or attention of.

We were attracted by the display of lights.

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To possess or use the power of attraction.
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To arouse interest.

Advertising is designed to attract customers.

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To draw to itself or oneself; make approach or adhere.

Magnets attract iron.

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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.

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To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force.

Magnetic poles are attracted to their opposites.

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To get the admiration, attention, etc. of; allure.

His smile attracted her.

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The definition of attract is to draw in either by physical forces, emotions or senses.

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.

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To be attractive.
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To pull toward without touching.

A magnet attracts iron filings.

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Origin of attract

  • Middle English attracten from Latin attrahere attract- ad- ad- trahere pull

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Latin attractus, past participle of attrahere (“to draw to, attract”), from ad (“to”) + trahere (“to draw”).

    From Wiktionary