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English Dictionary: attract by the DICT Development Group
3 results for attract
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  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(s): attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in
    Antonym(s): beat back, drive, force back, push back, repel, repulse
  2. be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
    Synonym(s): attract, appeal
    Antonym(s): repel, repulse
  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"
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Attract \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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Attract \At*tract"\, n.
      Attraction. [Obs.] --Hudibras.
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