at·tract /əˈtrækt/ 及物動詞
At·tract, n. Attraction. [Obs.]
At·tract v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attracted; p. pr. & vb. n. Attracting.]
1. To draw to, or cause to tend to; esp. to cause to approach, adhere, or combine; or to cause to resist divulsion, separation, or decomposition.
All bodies and all parts of bodies mutually attract themselves and one another. --Derham.
2. To draw by influence of a moral or emotional kind; to engage or fix, as the mind, attention, etc.; to invite or allure; as, to attract admirers.
Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze. --Milton.
Syn: -- To draw; allure; invite; entice; influence.
v 1: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some
psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good
looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in
many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge
crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in
many new customers" [syn: pull, pull in, draw, draw
in] [ant: repel]
2: exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent
it from moving away; "the gravitational pull of a planet
attracts other bodies"
3: be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me";
"The beautiful garden attracted many people" [syn: appeal]