- v direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
Her good looks attract the stares of many men
- v be attractive to
The beautiful garden attracted many people
- v 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
- American public schools are struggling to attract and retain high-quality teachers.
- What good will it do if we attract scores of new teachers only to have them leave one or two years later? Thats why many in the educational establishment criticize Teach .
- It is now commonplace for a regular-season football game to attract ratings that surpass the playoff games in other sports.
- Stephen Harper in Montreal Gazette
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...
- Ruth Bader Ginsburg in Boston Globe
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...