opposites attract

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of opposites attract

used to say that people who are very different from each other are often attracted to each other

Word by Word Definitions

opposite play opposites
  1. : set over against something that is at the other end or side of an intervening (see intervene 4) line or space

  2. : situated in pairs on an axis (see axis 3) with each member being separated from the other by half the circumference (see circumference 2) of the axis — compare alternate

  3. : occupying an opposing and often antagonistic position

  1. : something that is opposed to some other often specified thing

  2. : antonym

  3. : additive inverse

  1. : on or to an opposite side

  1. : across from and usually facing or on the same level with

  2. : in a role complementary to

attract play
  1. : to cause to approach or adhere: such as

  2. : to pull to or draw toward oneself or itself

  3. : to draw by appeal to natural or excited interest, emotion, or aesthetic sense : entice


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