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- (transitive) To pull toward without touching.
- A magnet attracts iron filings.
- 2013 July-August, Stephen P. Lownie, David M. Pelz, “Stents to Prevent Stroke”, in American Scientist:
- The reason plaque forms isn’t entirely known, but it seems to be related to high levels of cholesterol inducing an inflammatory response, which can also attract and trap more cellular debris over time.
- (transitive) To draw by moral, emotional or sexual influence; to engage or fix, as the mind, attention, etc.; to invite or allure.
- Advertising is designed to attract customers.
- to attract admirers
- His big smile and brown eyes instantly attracted me.
- (transitive) To incur.
- Using the minibar in a hotel room attracts additional charges.
Conjugation of attract
|present tense||past tense|
|2nd-person singular||attract, attractest†||attracted, attractedst†|
|3rd-person singular||attracts, attracteth†||attracted|
pull without touching
cause sexual excitement
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