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Meaning & Definition of Attract in English

English

Attract

/ətrækt/

verb

1. Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

  • "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"
    synonym:
  • attract
  • ,
  • pull
  • ,
  • pull in
  • ,
  • draw
  • ,
  • draw in

2. Be attractive to

  • "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"
  • "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
    synonym:
  • attract
  • ,
  • appeal

3. 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"
    synonym:
  • attract

Examples of using

I did not want to attract attention.
Flowers attract bees.