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ATTRACT', verb transitive [Latin attraho, attractus, of ad and trako, to draw. See Drag and Draw.]

1. To draw to; to cause to move towards, and unite with; as, electrical bodies attract straws, and light substances, by physical laws.

2. To draw to or incline to unite with though some cause may prevent the union; as, the sun is supposed to attract the planets.

3. To draw by influence of a moral kind; to invite or allure; as, to attract admirers.

4. To engage; as, to attract attention.

ATTRACT', noun Attraction. [Not in use.]