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attract

verb [T]
 
 
/əˈtrækt/
ENCOURAGE INTEREST 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.Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction
attract attention/interest, etc B1 to cause people to pay attention/be interested, etcAttracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attraction
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.Attracting and temptingAttractiveSexual attractionSexual attractionAttractive
MOVE If something attracts a substance or object, it causes it to move towards it: Magnets attract metal.Describing movement towards
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