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Definition 1: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes - [verb of contact]

Samples where attract or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • 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

Synonyms for attract in the sense of this definition

(attract is a kind of ...) cause to move by pulling

"draw a wagon" "pull a sled"

(... is a kind of attract ) pull hard

"The prisoner tugged at the chains" "This movie tugs at the heart strings"

(... is a kind of attract ) attract and fix

"His look caught her" "She caught his eye" "Catch the attention of the waiter"

(attract has a similar meaning as ...) pull inward or towards a center

"The pilot drew in the landing gear" "The cat retracted his claws"

(... is a kind of attract ) attract the attention of

"The noise and the screaming brought the curious"

(attract has a similar meaning as ...) shape one's body into a curl

"She curled farther down under the covers" "She fell and drew in"

Definition 2: exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away - [verb of contact]

Samples where attract or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the gravitational pull of a planet attracts other bodies

(attract is a kind of ...) apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

"Pull the rope" "Pull the handle towards you" "pull the string gently" "pull the trigger of the gun" "pull your knees towards your chin"

Definition 3: be attractive to - [verb of emotion]

Samples where attract or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The idea of a vacation appeals to me
  • The beautiful garden attracted many people

Synonyms for attract in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of attract ) attract; cause to be enamored

"She captured all the men's hearts"

(... is a kind of attract ) appear inviting

"The shop window decorations beckoned"

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