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attract

verb [T]  /əˈtrækt/ us  
to cause something to come toward something else, or to cause a person or animal to become interested in someone or something: An open flame attracts moths. The tennis championship will attract a lot of tourists to the city. This movie is going to attract a lot of attention. If someone is attracted to someone else, he or she likes the other person or is interested in that person.
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