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attract

at·tract

attract

 
pronunciation:
traekt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: attracted, attracting, attracts
definition 1: to cause to come near, as by some special quality or action.
Magnets attract anything made of iron or steel.
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synonyms:
allure, catch, lure, pull
antonyms:
put off, repel, repulse
similar words:
attach, beckon, call, draw, engage, enthrall, inveigle, magnetize, tempt
definition 2: to gain the attention or admiration of.
The fight in the hallway attracted a crowd of onlookers.He thinks it's his motorcycle that attracts women to him.
synonyms:
draw
antonyms:
repel
similar words:
allure, captivate, catch, charm, enthrall, entice, fascinate, induce, intrigue, invite, take, tempt
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to have or use the power of attraction.
Perfume can either attract or repel.
synonyms:
beckon, fascinate
antonyms:
repel
similar words:
allure, appeal, charm
derivations: attractable (adj.), attractor (attracter) (n.)
Word Parts
The word attract contains the following parts:
at- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix at- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before roots beginning with "t," such as "tract" and "ten, tin, tain." See ad-.