• IPA: /əˈtɹækt/

attract (attracts, present participle attracting; past and past participle attracted)

  1. To pull toward without touching.
    • All bodies and all parts of bodies mutually attract themselves and one another.
    A magnet attracts iron filings.
  2. To arouse interest.
    Advertising is designed to attract customers.
  3. 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.
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  • Portuguese: atrair
  • Russian: привлека́ть
  • Spanish: llamar

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