Meaning of “attract” - Learner’s Dictionary


verb [ T ] uk us /əˈtrækt/

B1 to make people come to a place or do a particular thing by being interesting, enjoyable, etc:

The castle attracts more than 300,000 visitors a year.
We need to attract more science graduates to teaching.
attract attention/interest, etc
be attracted to sb

B2 to like someone, especially sexually, because of the way they look or behave:

I was attracted to him straight away.

If something attracts a substance or object, it causes it to move towards it:

Magnets attract metal.

(Definition of “attract” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)