Definition of Attract in English :

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Attract meaning in English

Meaning of Attract in English

Pronunciation of Attract in English

Attract pronunciation in English

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1. attract, draw, draw in, pull, pull in

direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

Example Sentences:
'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. appeal, attract

be attractive to

Example Sentences:
'The idea of a vacation appeals to me'
'The beautiful garden attracted many people'

3. attract

exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away

Example Sentences:
'the gravitational pull of a planet attracts other bodies'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


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verb (mainly tr)
to draw (notice, a crowd of observers, etc) to oneself by conspicuous behaviour or appearance (esp in the phrase attract attention)
2. (also intr)
to exert a force on (a body) that tends to cause an approach or oppose a separation
the gravitational pull of the earth attracts objects to it
to possess some property that pulls or draws (something) towards itself
jam attracts wasps
4. (also intr)
to exert a pleasing, alluring, or fascinating influence (upon); be attractive (to)

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verb transitive
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
verb intransitive
to be attractive

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


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v. at·tract·ed, at·tract·ing, at·tracts
1. To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force: Magnetic poles are attracted to their opposites.
2. To arouse or compel the interest, admiration, or attention of: We were attracted by the display of lights.
To possess or use the power of attraction.

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