To pull toward without touching
A magnet attracts iron filings.
To arouse interest
Advertising is designed to attract customers.
To make someone feel sexually excited
His big smile and brown eyes instantly attracted me.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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,"
GoldsmithDeserted 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.
Allure to a course; allure by hopes; allure from evil to good.
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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"
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
be attractive to
"The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
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"
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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- έλκω, ελκύω, προσελκύωGreek
- llamar, atraerSpanish
- houkutella, vetää puoleensa, viehättääFinnish
- tarraingScottish Gaelic
- aantrekken, trekkenDutch
- atrair, excitarPortuguese
- привлекать, притянуть, привлечь, притягиватьRussian
- locka, attraheraSwedish
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