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at·tract

attract

 
 
pronunciation:
traekt
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part of speech: verb
inflections: attracts, attracting, attracted
definition 1: to cause to come near.
Magnets attract anything made of iron or steel.
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synonyms:
catch, lure
antonyms:
repel
similar words:
attach, draw, engage, enthrall, magnetize, tempt
definition 2: to gain the attention or admiration of.
The unusual exhibit attracted a large crowd.Her energy and enthusiasm attract people and help her win their support.
synonyms:
draw
antonyms:
repel
similar words:
catch, charm, enthrall, fascinate, intrigue, invite, tempt
derivations: attractable (adj.), attractor (attracter) (n.)
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