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(Dial.) To draw the entrails from (a fowl)
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  1. (Dial.) To draw the entrails from (a fowl)
  2. (Slang) To draw out (a weapon) in readiness for use:
  3. (Informal) To put into effect; carry out; perform
To pull in (a dragnet, etc.)
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  1. To pull in (a dragnet, etc.)
  2. To bring forth; elicit
  3. To bring about as a result; bring on; provoke
To bring (a subject) into conversation, a piece of writing, etc. unnecessarily or as if by force
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  1. To bring (a subject) into conversation, a piece of writing, etc. unnecessarily or as if by force
  2. To draw on a cigarette, pipe, or cigar.
  3. To bring up or catch by such means.
To carry, convey, lead, or cause to go along to another place:
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  1. To carry, convey, lead, or cause to go along to another place:
  2. To lead or force into a specified state, situation, or location:
  3. To get the attention of; attract:
To attract with something desirable; entice:
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  1. To attract with something desirable; entice:
  2. To be highly, often subtly attractive:
To use magic spells.
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  1. To use magic spells.
  2. A charmed particle is a particle that contains at least one charmed quark or charmed antiquark. The charmed quark was hypothesized to account for the longevity of the J/psi particle and to explain differences in the behavior of leptons and hadrons.
  3. To induce by means of strong personal attractiveness:
To involve the interest, or concern, of; have an effect upon
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  1. To involve the interest, or concern, of; have an effect upon
  2. To cause to become involved or concerned with:
  3. To arouse the curiosity or hold the attention of:
To carry on a secret love affair
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  1. To carry on a secret love affair
  2. To arouse the interest or curiosity of:
  3. To excite the interest or curiosity of; fascinate
To recall (a falcon) with a lure
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  1. To recall (a falcon) with a lure
  2. To attract or entice, especially by wiles or temptation:
  3. To attract by temptation etc.; to entice.
Glanvill
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  2. To capture the attention or affection of, as by beauty, excellence, etc.; fascinate; charm
  3. To attract and hold the interest of, as by beauty or wit.
(Obs.) To put under a spell; bewitch
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  1. (Obs.) To put under a spell; bewitch
  2. (Archaic) To deprive of the ability to escape or move, usually by the power of a look. Used of serpents.
  3. To capture and hold someone's interest and attention.
To cast a spell over, as by magic; bewitch
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  1. To cast a spell over, as by magic; bewitch
  2. To charm greatly; delight
  3. To attract and delight; entrance.
To ask courteously to come somewhere or do something; request the presence or participation of
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  1. To ask courteously to come somewhere or do something; request the presence or participation of
  2. To tend to bring on; provoke:
  3. To tend to bring on; give occasion for
To invite someone to commit a wrongful or illegal act. To invite someone to commit a wrongful or illegal act.
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  1. To invite someone to commit a wrongful or illegal act. To invite someone to commit a wrongful or illegal act.
  2. To attract by offering hope of reward or pleasure; tempt; allure
  3. To attract (someone), usually to do something, by arousing hope, interest, or desire:
To use or call upon part of a fund or supply:
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  1. To use or call upon part of a fund or supply:
  2. To earn; gain:
  3. To have accruing to it
To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat:
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  1. To deprive (someone) of something by guile or deceit; cheat:
  2. To pass (time) pleasantly; while away
  3. To amuse or charm; delight or fascinate.
To try to get (someone) to do wrong, especially by a promise of reward.
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  1. To try to get (someone) to do wrong, especially by a promise of reward.
  2. To rouse desire in; be inviting to; attract
  3. To be inviting or attractive to:
To elicit or arouse (a reaction or emotion, for example):
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  1. To elicit or arouse (a reaction or emotion, for example):
  2. (--- Physics) To raise (an atom, for example) to a higher energy level.
  3. To cause to become more active:
To attract with something desirable; entice:
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  1. To attract with something desirable; entice:
  2. To be highly, often subtly attractive:
To be attractive, interesting, etc.; arouse a favorable response
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  1. To be attractive, interesting, etc.; arouse a favorable response
  2. To make an urgent request (to a person for help, sympathy, etc.)
  3. To resort or turn (to) for decision, justification, etc.
To provoke (a person) into speaking, responding, taking action, etc.
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  1. To provoke (a person) into speaking, responding, taking action, etc.
  2. To select or take in from a given group, type, or region:
  3. To pull out; take out; remove; extract, as a tooth, cork, weapon, etc.
To invite someone to commit a wrongful or illegal act. To invite someone to commit a wrongful or illegal act.
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  1. To invite someone to commit a wrongful or illegal act. To invite someone to commit a wrongful or illegal act.
  2. To attract by offering hope of reward or pleasure; tempt; allure
  3. To attract (someone), usually to do something, by arousing hope, interest, or desire:
To attract by temptation etc.; to entice.
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  1. To attract by temptation etc.; to entice.
  2. To attract or entice, especially by wiles or temptation:
  3. To recall (a falcon) with a lure
To attract or charm (a person), often in an almost hypnotic way
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  1. To attract or charm (a person), often in an almost hypnotic way
  2. To become magnetic
  3. To cause an object to become temporarily or permanently magnetic. For example, an unmagnetized object made of ferromagnetic material consists of molecules that are magnetic but randomly aligned, producing no net magnetic field; exposure to a magnetic field causes the molecules to align themselves with the field, producing their own net field, so that the object as a whole becomes magnetized.
To start growing; root or germinate:
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  1. To start growing; root or germinate:
  2. To carry in one's possession:
  3. To convey by transportation:
(Rowing) To work (an oar) by drawing it toward one
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  1. (Rowing) To work (an oar) by drawing it toward one
  2. (Informal) To take (a gun, knife, etc.) from concealment, as to threaten someone
  3. To take a deep draft of a drink or puff at a cigarette, etc.
To involve the interest, or concern, of; have an effect upon
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  1. To involve the interest, or concern, of; have an effect upon
  2. To cause to become involved or concerned with:
  3. To arouse the curiosity or hold the attention of:
To effect or cause to be accepted or rejected by secret scheming or plotting:
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  1. To effect or cause to be accepted or rejected by secret scheming or plotting:
  2. To arouse the interest or curiosity of:
  3. To excite the interest or curiosity of; 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
Find another word for attract. In this page you can discover 38 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for attract, like: appeal to, pull, draw, drag, bring, allure, charm, interest, intrigue, lure and captivate.