Definitions for: Attract


[v] 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"
[v] direct toward itself or oneself; "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"
[v] be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"



Webster (1913) Definition: At*tract", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attracted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Attracting.] [L. attractus, p. p. of attrahere; ad +
trahere to draw. See Trace, v. t.]
1. 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.

All bodies and all parts of bodies mutually attract
themselves and one another. --Derham.

2. To draw by influence of a moral or emotional kind; to
engage or fix, as the mind, attention, etc.; to invite or
allure; as, to attract admirers.

Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze. --Milton.

Syn: To draw; allure; invite; entice; influence.


At*tract", n.
Attraction. [Obs.] --Hudibras.

Synonyms: appeal, draw, draw in, pull in

Antonyms: beat back, drive, force back, push back, repel, repel, repulse, repulse

See Also: arrest, becharm, beckon, beguile, bewitch, bring, captivate, capture, catch, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, force, get, pull, trance, tug

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