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English verb: attract

1. attract (contact) direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes


SamplesHer 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.


Synonymsdraw, draw in, pull, pull in


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something to somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)draw, force, pull


Narrower (hyponym)arrest, bring, catch, draw in, get, retract, tug


Verb groupcurl, curl up, draw in, draw in, retract


Antonymsbeat back, force back, push back, repel, repulse, drive

2. attract (emotion) be attractive to


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


Synonymsappeal


Pattern of useSomething is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Narrower (hyponym)becharm, beckon, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance


Antonymsrepel, repulse

3. attract (contact) exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away


SamplesThe gravitational pull of a planet attracts other bodies.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)pull









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