- IPA: /əˈtɹækt/
attract (attracts, present participle attracting; past and past participle attracted)
- To pull toward without touching.
- All bodies and all parts of bodies mutually attract themselves and one another.
- 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.
- 1667, John Milton, “Book 5”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
- Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze.
- to attract admirers; His big smile and brown eyes instantly attracted me.