HyperDic: attract

English > 3 senses of the word attract:
VERBcontactattract, pull, pull in, draw, draw indirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
emotionattract, appealbe attractive to
contactattractexert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away
attract > pronunciation
Soundsahtrae'kt
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English > attract: 3 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningdirect toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Example"Her good looks attract the stares of many men"
Synonymspull, pull in, draw, draw in
Narrowerbringattract the attention of
catch, arrest, getattract and fix
draw in, retractPull inward or towards a center
tugPull hard
Broaderpull, drawCause to move by pulling
Oppositerepel, drive, repulse, force back, push back, beat backCause to move back / back by force or influence
Similar tocurl up, curl, draw inshape one's body into a curl
draw in, retractPull inward or towards a center
Spanishatraer
Catalanatreure
Adjectivesattractivehaving power to arouse interest
Nounsattractionthe quality of arousing interest
attractiona characteristic / characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
attractionan entertainment that is offered to the public
attractionan entertainer who attracts large audiences
English > attract: 3 senses > verb 2, emotion
MeaningBe attractive to.
PatternSomething is ----ing PP; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
Example "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
Synonymappeal
Entailed bytempt, alluredispose or incline or entice to
NarrowerbeckonAppear inviting
capture, enamour, trance, catch, becharm, enamor, captivate, beguile, charm, fascinate, bewitch, entrance, enchantattract
Oppositerepel, repulseBe repellent to
Spanishapelar, atraer
Catalanabellir, atreure
Adjectivesattractivepleasing to the eye / eye or mind especially through beauty or charm
Nounsattractionthe quality of arousing interest
attraction, attractora characteristic / characteristic that provides pleasure and attracts
attractionan entertainment that is offered to the public
English > attract: 3 senses > verb 3, contact
MeaningExert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"the gravitational pull of a planet attracts other bodies"
Broaderpullapply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion
Spanishatraer
Adjectivesattractablecapable of being magnetized or attracted by a magnet
attractivehaving the properties of a magnet
Nounsattractionthe force by which one object attracts another

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