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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Attract  \At*tract"\,  n. 
  Attraction.  [Obs.]  --Hudibras. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  All  bodies  and  all  parts  of  bodies  mutually  attract 
  themselves  and  one  another.  --Derham. 
 
  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. 
 
  Attracted  by  thy  beauty  still  to  gaze.  --Milton. 
 
  Syn:  To  draw;  allure;  invite;  entice;  influence. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  attract 
  v  1:  direct  toward  itself  or  oneself;  "Her  good  looks  attract  the 
  stares  of  many  men"  [syn:  {pull},  {pull  in},  {draw  in}] 
  [ant:  {repel}] 
  2:  attract  or  elicit;  "The  school  attracts  students  with 
  artistic  talents";  "His  playing  drew  a  crowd"  [syn:  {fetch}, 
  {pull},  {pull  in},  {draw},  {draw  in}] 
  3:  be  attractive  to  "The  idea  of  a  vacation  appeals  to  me"; 
  "The  beautiful  garden  attracted  many  people"  [syn:  {appeal}] 
  [ant:  {repel}] 




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