Attract At*tract", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attracted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attracting}.] [L. attractus, p. p. of attrahere; ad + trahere to draw. See {Trace}, v. t.] 1. To draw to, or cause to tend to; esp. to cause to approach, adhere, or combine; or to cause to resist divulsion, separation, or decomposition. [1913 Webster]

All bodies and all parts of bodies mutually attract themselves and one another. --Derham. [1913 Webster]

2. To draw by influence of a moral or emotional kind; to engage or fix, as the mind, attention, etc.; to invite or allure; as, to attract admirers. [1913 Webster]

Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To draw; allure; invite; entice; influence. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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