Simple Definition of attract
: to cause (someone) to choose to do or be involved in something
: to cause (someone) to like or be interested in something
: to cause (someone or something) to go to or move to or toward a place
Full Definition of attract
Examples of attract
The company has a difficult time attracting good employees because of its poor pay and benefits.
The chance to travel around the world attracted me to a career as a flight attendant.
The museum attracts visitors from all over the world.
The scent will attract certain insects.
Certain insects are attracted by the scent.
Her bright blue eyes attracted me.
The bird's colorful feathers are used to attract a mate.
Origin of attract
Middle English, from Latin attractus, past participle of attrahere, from ad- + trahere to pull, draw
First Known Use: 15th century
Synonym Discussion of attract
Rhymes with attract
abstract, class act, compact, contact, contract, crookbacked, detract, didact, diffract, distract, enact, entr'acte, epact, exact, extract, humpbacked, hunchbacked, impact, infract, intact, mossbacked, playact, protract, react, redact, refract, retract, sex act, subtract, swaybacked, transact, unbacked
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