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Synonyms for attract
əˈtræktat·tract

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  1. attractverb

    Synonyms:
    allure

    Antonyms:
    repel

  2. attractverb

    To pull toward without touching

    A magnet attracts iron filings.

    Synonyms:
    allure

    Antonyms:
    repel

  3. attractverb

    To arouse interest

    Advertising is designed to attract customers.

    Synonyms:
    allure

    Antonyms:
    repel

  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.

    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.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. attract

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

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

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"

    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

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

  2. attract, appealverb

    be attractive to

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

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

    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

    "the gravitational pull of a planet attracts other bodies"

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

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

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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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. attractverb

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

    Antonyms:
    repel, repulse, alienate, deter

Concise Medical Dictionary, by Joseph C Segen, MD

  1. ATTRACT

    Synonyms:
    Ask Trip To Rapidly Alleviate Confused Thoughts

  2. ATTRACT

    Synonyms:
    Anti-TNF Trial in Rheumatoid Arthritis with cA2-chimeric monoclonal antibody-infliximab Treatment

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How to use attract in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Opposites attract only in non-living things like seen in a positively-charged cation and negatively-charged anion; but in a living beings, the attraction is ONLY seen in between the same/similar character, positive or negative, people.

  2. Nur Jazlan:

    I think the Paris situation can also be transplanted here, in Southeast Asia, where we also have fertile ground for recruitment of such operatives who will receive directives from Syria to carry out attacks, such attacks, they hope, will glamorize terrorism and therefore attract more people to join their cause.

  3. John McDonald:

    We know that Columbine continues to attract people from around the world, we're not a place to come visit if you're not a student. If you don't have business there. We're not a tourist attraction and we're not a place for you to come and gain inspiration.

  4. Jovanna Edge:

    My business generates more money than a regular, non-bikini-barista, stand because my employees express themselves through their manner of dress, by wearing a bikini, my employees expose messages through tattoos and scars, and they are able to open conversations that attract customers willing to pay more at my business than other coffee stands.

  5. Lakshheish M Patel:

    Mutual Fund companies are in complete desperation of making more fools to investors. In this bid, cos are sending e-mails in bulk to people to attract and make own enjoyment of their money.. MF & SIP is a big loss and fraud, people have understood it


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