Definition of Attract

1. Verb. Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes. "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"

Exact synonyms: Draw, Draw In, Pull, Pull In
Generic synonyms: Draw, Force, Pull
Specialized synonyms: Tug, Arrest, Catch, Get, Draw In, Retract, Bring
Related verbs: Draw In, Retract, Curl, Curl Up, Draw In
Derivative terms: Attraction, Attraction, Attraction, Attraction, Attractive, Pull, Pull, Pull
Antonyms: Repel

2. Verb. Be attractive to. "The beautiful garden attracted many people"

3. Verb. Exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away. "The gravitational pull of a planet attracts other bodies"
Generic synonyms: Pull
Derivative terms: Attractable, Attraction, Attractive

Definition of Attract

1. v. t. To draw to, or cause to tend to; esp. to cause to approach, adhere, or combine; or to cause to resist divulsion, separation, or decomposition.

2. n. Attraction.

Definition of Attract

1. Verb. To pull toward without touching ¹

2. Verb. To arouse interest ¹

3. Verb. To make someone feel sexually excited ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Attract

1. to cause to approach or adhere [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Attract

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Literary usage of Attract

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Popular Science MonthlyScience (1893)
"Do insulated conductors attract Lt (Misc.), 27 : 574. — L.-rods attract? (Misc.), 12 : 760. Effects of L. on different species of trees (Misc. ..."

2. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1906)
"That the snails should be found in orange groves in the Manatee region alone and should have occurred there in sufficient numbers to attract attention or to ..."

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