attract attract  /ə ˈtrækt/


  1. (v) direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
  2. (v) be attractive to
  3. (v) exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away



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  1. American public schools are struggling to attract and retain high-quality teachers.
  2. It is now commonplace for a regular-season football game to attract ratings that surpass the playoff games in other sports.
  3. The British security services are eager to attract candidates with good language skills, but Polari isn't on the list.


  1. Twitter teams with Vizify to explain why users should #FollowMe

    Twitter users looking to attract more followers now have a new tool to capture themselves in their best light.        
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. New Carmel Hospitality District Poised to Attract and Welcome Small Group Meetings

    A new hospitality organization in Carmel-by-the-Sea has launched an aggressive initiative to attract small conference groups to the village. (PRWeb June 13, 2013) Read the full story at
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. How to Attract Private Investment in Clean Energy

    It is to allow renewable-energy companies to form master limited partnerships, a business structure that has long worked to attract investment capital to the oil and gas industry. Legislation in the Senate has support from Republicans and Democrats alike, not to mention the White House.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Bloomberg


  1. "The teams compete with one another, not only on the playing field, but to attract fans, for gate receipts, and for contracts with managerial and playing personnel. Directly relevant to this case, the teams compete in the market for intellectual...
    on Jun 14, 2010 By: John Paul Stevens Source: Lexology (registration)

  2. "We obviously deplore the actions of a few thugs," he said at a news conference. "But the reality is unfortunately that these summits attract this element and that has been a problem as we know around the world. I think that goes a long way...
    on Jun 28, 2010 By: Stephen Harper Source: Montreal Gazette

  3. But in a stinging dissent, Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg said while the white firefighters "understandably attract this court's sympathy . . . they had no vested right to promotion" and are not victims of discrimination because no one was promoted...
    on Jun 29, 2009 By: Ruth Bader Ginsburg Source: Boston Globe

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