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Antonyms for attract
əˈtrækt

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  1. attractverb

    Antonyms:
    repel

    Synonyms:
    allure

  2. attractverb

    To pull toward without touching

    A magnet attracts iron filings.

    Antonyms:
    repel

    Synonyms:
    allure

  3. attractverb

    To arouse interest

    Advertising is designed to attract customers.

    Antonyms:
    repel

    Synonyms:
    allure

  4. attractverb

    To make someone feel sexually excited

    His big smile and brown eyes instantly attracted me.

    Synonyms:
    allure

    Antonyms:
    repel

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. attract

    To allure is to draw as with a lure by some charm or some prospect of pleasure or advantage. We may attract others to a certain thing without intent; as, the good unconsciously attract others to virtue. We may allure either to that which is evil or to that which is good and noble, by purpose and endeavor, as in the familiar line, "Allured to brighter worlds, and led the way," Goldsmith Deserted Village, l. 170. Lure is rather more akin to the physical nature. It is the word we would use of drawing on an animal. Coax expresses the attraction of the person, not of the thing. A man may be coaxed to that which is by no means alluring. Cajole and decoy carry the idea of deceiving and ensnaring. To inveigle is to lead one blindly in. To tempt is to endeavor to lead one wrong; to seduce is to succeed in winning one from good to ill. Win may be used in either a bad or a good sense, in which latter it surpasses the highest sense of allure, because it succeeds in that which allure attempts; as, "He that winneth souls is wise," Prov. xi, 30.

    Antonyms:
    chill, damp, deter, dissuade, drive away, repel, warn

    Synonyms:
    allure, cajole, captivate, coax, decoy, draw, entice, inveigle, lure, seduce, tempt, win

    Preposition:
    Allure to a course; allure by hopes; allure from evil to good.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. attract

    Antonyms:
    repel, deter, indispose, disincline, estrange, alienate

    Synonyms:
    influence, induce, dispose, incline, tempt, prompt, allure, charm, fascinate, invite, entice

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw inverb

    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"

    Antonyms:
    force back, repulse, push back, repel, beat back, drive

    Synonyms:
    absorb, earn, take in, suck up, pull in, get, overstretch, thread, quarter, pass, sop up, perpetrate, pull back, commit, depict, guide, describe, drag, disembowel, draw off, suck, retract, delineate, deplumate, rive, make, string, curl up, soak up, tie, reap, gain, pull, get out, take out, appeal, realise, draw and quarter, root for, cast, puff, suck in, get in, draw out, clear, pluck, imbibe, take up, deplume, pull up, line, move in, withdraw, pull out, force, draw, bring in, run, tear, rend, trace, extract, curl, draw in, realize, close in, rip, displume, collect, eviscerate

  2. attract, appealverb

    be attractive to

    "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"

    Antonyms:
    push back, repel, drive, repulse, force back, beat back

    Synonyms:
    draw in, pull, invoke, draw, appeal, pull in

  3. attractverb

    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"

    Antonyms:
    drive, repel, push back, beat back, force back, repulse

    Synonyms:
    draw in, pull, draw, appeal, pull in

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. attractverb

    Antonyms:
    repel, repulse, alienate, deter

    Synonyms:
    allure, entice, draw, decoy, interest, engage, induce

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ATTRACT

    Synonyms:
    Ask Trip To Rapidly Alleviate Confused Thoughts

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    Synonyms:
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How to use attract in a sentence?

  1. Med Jones:

    The challenge is that CEOs now think like global investors, while the political leadership thinks like local civil servants. Getting the right policies to attract and develop talented labor, capital and diversify the income sources will determine the prosperity and wealth of the people of each nation.

  2. Emeasoba George:

    Success is not something you should pursue. Rather, it's something you have to attract by being hard-working. Therefore, work hard as much as you can. For, if you do work hard tirelessly. Believe you me. At the long run, your children will have to go to the dictionary and look for the meaning of hunger and poverty. Oh! yes, you won't just reap alone the reward of your hard work which is genuine success. Moreover, your children and others will enjoy it with you and celebrate you too for it. Thus, dare to work hard until you are made of money. -Emeasoba George

  3. Andrei Lankov:

    Those who did, make good money, but tend to remain very silent about their success because they don't want to attract attention - from any side.

  4. Edoardo Siani:

    Buddhist kings show possession of white elephants as a proof of their legitimacy, legitimate kings effortlessly attract white elephants from all corners of the kingdom. These elephants willingly submit to the authority of kings out of recognition of their moral strength.

  5. Nader Masadeh:

    It’s amazing to see the progression, we track the demographics of our guests, and so far they are exactly who we are trying to attract. And we’re seeing the unit economics we predicted as well.

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