Definition of "attract" []

  • To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force: Magnetic poles are attracted to their opposites. (verb-transitive)
  • To arouse or compel the interest, admiration, or attention of: We were attracted by the display of lights. (verb-transitive)
  • To possess or use the power of attraction. (verb-intransitive)
  • To draw (notice, a crowd of observers, etc) to oneself by conspicuous behaviour or appearance (esp in the phrase attract attention) (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To exert a force on (a body) that tends to cause an approach or oppose a separation (verb)
  • To possess some property that pulls or draws (something) towards itself (verb)
  • To exert a pleasing, alluring, or fascinating influence (upon); be attractive (to) (verb) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "attract" in a sentence
  • "Try to make your title attract a certain audience."
  • "The nature of the opposition they attract is itself proof that con-cons can make a real difference."
  • "If there are multiple trailers for one movie out in theaters, attached to different movies, the possible audience it can attract is broadened as opposed to just in one trailer's case."