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Meaning of attract

at•tract

Pronunciation: (u-trakt'), [key]
— v.t.
  1. to draw by a physical force causing or tending to cause to approach, adhere, or unite; pull (opposed to repel): The gravitational force of the earth attracts smaller bodies to it.
  2. to draw by appealing to the emotions or senses, by stimulating interest, or by exciting admiration; allure; invite: to attract attention; to attract admirers by one's charm.
—v.i.
  1. to possess or exert the power of attraction.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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