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attracts, 3rd person singular present; attracted, past participle; attracting, present participle; attracted, past tense;
  1. Cause to come to a place or participate in a venture by offering something of interest, favorable conditions, or opportunities
    • - a campaign to attract more visitors to West Virginia
    • - he hoped this strategy would attract foreign investment by multinationals
  2. Evoke (a specified reaction)
    • - I did not want to attract attention
    • - his criticism of the government attracted widespread support
  3. Cause (someone) to have a liking for or interest in something
    • - I was attracted to the idea of working for a ballet company
  4. Cause (someone) to have a sexual or romantic interest in someone
    • - it was her beauty that attracted him
  5. Exert a force on (an object) that is directed toward the source of the force
    • - the negatively charged ions attract particles of dust

  1. direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"
  2. be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me"; "The beautiful garden attracted many people"
  3. exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away; "the gravitational pull of a planet attracts other bodies"
  4. (attraction) the force by which one object attracts another
  5. (attraction) an entertainment that is offered to the public
  6. (attraction) drawing card: an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had"
  7. (Attraction (linguistics)) This sentence, on the other hand, shows attraction: Because the antecedent, "[of] the man", is possessive, the relative pronoun has become possessive too. ...
  8. To pull toward without touching; To arouse interest; To make someone feel sexually excited
  9. (attracted) drawn towards
  10. (attraction) Water flows designed to draw fish toward ladders or other bypass systems.
  11. (ATTRACTION) noun: early stage of pickup where the PUA utilizes material meant to make target feel attraction towards him.
  12. (Attraction) (Russian) A circus act that can occupy up to the entire second half of a circus performance.
  13. (Attraction) A natural or man-made facility, location, or activity which offers items of specific interest. An attraction can be a natural or scenic wonder, a man-made theme park, a cultural or historic exhibition, or a wildlife/ecological park.
  14. (Attraction) A natural universal process whereby energies, such as the thoughts and intentions, which vibrate at similar frequencies come together and eventually form manifested matter. Its opposite, repulsion, does not exist. ...
  15. (Attraction) Favourable interaction between potential applicants and the images, values and information about an organization.
  16. (Attraction) When two magnets or magnetic objects are close to each other, there is a force that attracts the poles together.
  17. (Attraction) initially named a circus act having striking effect on the audience thanks to mechanisms. (For example, cyclist running over high walls of a large "basket" without a bottom; a great number of automotive shows, etc). ...
  18. (attraction) Eisenstein's theory of film analyzes the image as a series or collection of attractions, each in a dialectical relationship with the others. In this theory, attractions are thus basic elements of film form.
  19. (attraction) The extent to which we like other people
  20. (attraction) We are attracted to the things of the ego, or we are attracted by the Love of God. We are attracted either to special "love" relationships, or to Holy Relationships between God's Children. We are attracted to guilt and guilt-making, or to God. ...
  21. (attraction) a responsibility that economic developers have when representing locations; i.e., they work at developing prospects. The responsibility stems from a principle stating: (The) the entire set of approaches to (the practice) may be considered a specialized form of marketing. ...
  22. (attraction) an action that tends to draw people together.
  23. (attraction) force that brings two bodies together, such as two oppositely charged bodies
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  25. To say that a head H attracts a constituent C is to say that H triggers movement of C to some position on the edge of HP (so that C may move to adjoin to H, or to become the specifier of H).