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Another word for attract

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Verb
  1. To direct or impel to oneself by some quality or action

      1. To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force:
      2. To remove from a fixed position; extract:
      3. To tug at; jerk or tweak:
      1. To grasp or grip:
      2. To capture physically; seize:
      3. To seize with authority or legal right:
      1. To make magnetic.
      2. To attract, charm, or influence:
      1. Something that tempts or attracts with the promise of pleasure or reward:
      2. An attraction or appeal:
      3. A decoy used in catching animals, especially an artificial bait used in catching fish.
      1. To attract (someone), usually to do something, by arousing hope, interest, or desire:
      1. To cause to move after or toward one by applying continuous force; drag:
      2. To cause to move in a given direction or to a given position, as by leading:
      3. To move or pull so as to cover or uncover something:
      1. An earnest or urgent request, entreaty, or supplication.
      2. A resort to a higher authority or greater power, as for sanction, corroboration, or a decision:
      3. A higher court's review of the correctness of a decision by a lower court.
      1. To attract with something desirable; entice:
      2. To be highly, often subtly attractive:
      3. The power to attract; enticement.
    See also:

    like

  2. To arouse the interest and attention of

    See also:

    excite

Another word for attract

Verb
  1. To draw

      1. To carry, convey, lead, or cause to go along to another place:
      2. To carry as an attribute or contribution:
      3. To lead or force into a specified state, situation, or location:
      1. To pull along with difficulty or effort; haul:
      2. To cause to trail along a surface, especially the ground:
      3. To move (a pointing device, such as a mouse) while pressing down on one of its buttons.
      1. To cause to move after or toward one by applying continuous force; drag:
      2. To cause to move in a given direction or to a given position, as by leading:
      3. To move or pull so as to cover or uncover something:
      1. To apply force to (something) so as to cause or tend to cause motion toward the source of the force:
      2. To remove from a fixed position; extract:
      3. To tug at; jerk or tweak:
    See also:

    draw

  2. To allure

    See also:

    fascinate

Synonym Study

  • Captivate implies a capturing of the attention or affection, but suggests a light, passing influence
  • Fascinate and enchant both also suggest a magical power, fascinate stressing an irresistible holding of interest and enchant the evoking of great delight
  • Charm suggests the literal or figurative casting of a spell and implies very pleasing qualities in the agent
  • Allure implies attraction by that which seductively offers pleasure, delight, reward, etc.
  • Attract implies the exertion of a force such as magnetism to draw a person or thing and connotes susceptibility in the thing drawn