attract synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term attract:


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

    Synonyms:
    absorb, earn, take in, suck up, pull in, attract, 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

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

  2. attract, appealverb

    be attractive to

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

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

  3. attractverb

    exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away

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

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

Wiktionary

  1. attractverb

    Synonyms:
    allure

    Antonyms:
    repel

  2. attractverb

    To pull toward without touching

    Synonyms:
    allure

    Antonyms:
    repel

  3. attractverb

    To arouse interest

    Synonyms:
    allure

    Antonyms:
    repel

  4. attractverb

    To make someone feel sexually excited

    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.

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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. attractverb

    Synonyms:
    draw, bring into proximity, cause to approach

  2. attractverb

    Synonyms:
    allure, invite, entice, engage, win, captivate, fascinate, endear, charm, enamour

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

attracting, draw, lure, entice, attraction, attracts, recruit, bring, drawing, attracted

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