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Meaning of ATTRACT

Pronunciation:  u'trakt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [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"
  2. [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"
  3. [v]  be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"

ATTRACT is a 7 letter word that starts with A.


 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



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.
  2. \At*tract"\, n.
    Attraction. [Obs.] --Hudibras.
Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: adduct, affect the interest, allure, appeal, appeal to, be attractive, be magnetic, becharm, beckon, beguile, bewitch, captivate, carry away, charm, concern, court, drag, draw, draw in, draw on, draw towards, enamor, enchant, endear, engage, enrapture, entice, entrance, excite, excite interest, fascinate, fetch, have an attraction, hold in thrall, infatuate, inflame with love, interest, intrigue, inveigle, invite, involve in, lure, magnet, magnetize, pique, provoke, pull, pull towards, seduce, solicit, stimulate, suck in, summon, take, tantalize, tease, tempt, tickle, titillate, tug, vamp, whet the appetite, wile