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Meaning of "attract" in Essential American English Dictionary

attract

verb   /əˈtrækt/
B1 to make people come to a place or do a particular thing: The museum attracts more than 300,000 visitors a year.
attract attention, interest, etc. B1 to cause people to pay attention, be interested, etc.: Her ideas have attracted a lot of attention.
to cause someone to be interested, especially sexually: So what attracted you to Joe in the first place? I was attracted to him right away .
(Definition of attract from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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