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Quick condemnation of all that is not ours, of views with which we disagree, of ideas that do not attract us, is the sign of a narrow mind, of an uncultivated intelligence. Bigotry is always ignorant, and the wise boy, who will become the wise man, tries to understand and to see the truth in ideas with which he does not agree.
Annie Besant

Meaning of "attract" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD ATTRACT

From Latin attrahere to draw towards, from trahere to pull.
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Etymology is the study of the origin of words and their changes in structure and significance.
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PRONUNCIATION OF ATTRACT

attract  [əˈtrækt] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF ATTRACT

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Attract is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb attract in English.

WHAT DOES ATTRACT MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of attract in the English dictionary

The first definition of attract in the dictionary is to draw to oneself by conspicuous behaviour or appearance. Other definition of attract is to exert a force on that tends to cause an approach or oppose a separation. Attract is also to possess some property that pulls or draws towards itself.


CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO ATTRACT

PRESENT

Present
I attract
you attract
he/she/it attracts
we attract
you attract
they attract
Present continuous
I am attracting
you are attracting
he/she/it is attracting
we are attracting
you are attracting
they are attracting
Present perfect
I have attracted
you have attracted
he/she/it has attracted
we have attracted
you have attracted
they have attracted
Present perfect continuous
I have been attracting
you have been attracting
he/she/it has been attracting
we have been attracting
you have been attracting
they have been attracting
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I attracted
you attracted
he/she/it attracted
we attracted
you attracted
they attracted
Past continuous
I was attracting
you were attracting
he/she/it was attracting
we were attracting
you were attracting
they were attracting
Past perfect
I had attracted
you had attracted
he/she/it had attracted
we had attracted
you had attracted
they had attracted
Past perfect continuous
I had been attracting
you had been attracting
he/she/it had been attracting
we had been attracting
you had been attracting
they had been attracting
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will attract
you will attract
he/she/it will attract
we will attract
you will attract
they will attract
Future continuous
I will be attracting
you will be attracting
he/she/it will be attracting
we will be attracting
you will be attracting
they will be attracting
Future perfect
I will have attracted
you will have attracted
he/she/it will have attracted
we will have attracted
you will have attracted
they will have attracted
Future perfect continuous
I will have been attracting
you will have been attracting
he/she/it will have been attracting
we will have been attracting
you will have been attracting
they will have been attracting
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would attract
you would attract
he/she/it would attract
we would attract
you would attract
they would attract
Conditional continuous
I would be attracting
you would be attracting
he/she/it would be attracting
we would be attracting
you would be attracting
they would be attracting
Conditional perfect
I would have attract
you would have attract
he/she/it would have attract
we would have attract
you would have attract
they would have attract
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been attracting
you would have been attracting
he/she/it would have been attracting
we would have been attracting
you would have been attracting
they would have been attracting
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you attract
we let´s attract
you attract
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to attract
Past participle
attracted
Present Participle
attracting
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH ATTRACT


abstract
ˈæbstrækt
bract
brækt
cataract
ˈkætəˌrækt
contract
kənˈtrækt
cracked
krækt
detract
dɪˈtrækt
distract
dɪˈstrækt
entr´acte
ɒnˈtrækt
extract
ɪkˈstrækt
fluidextract
ˈfluːɪdˈɛkstrækt
half-tracked
ˈhɑːfˌtrækt
precontract
priːˈkɒntrækt
protract
prəˈtrækt
retract
rɪˈtrækt
subcontract
sʌbˈkɒntrækt
subtract
səbˈtrækt
tesseract
ˈtesəˌrækt
tracked
trækt
tract
trækt
untracked
ʌnˈtrækt

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE ATTRACT

attornment
attractable
attractance
attractancy
attractant
attracted
attracter
attractingly
attraction
attraction sphere
attractive
attractively
attractiveness
attractor
attrahens
attrahent
attrap
attrib.
attributable
attribute

WORDS THAT END LIKE ATTRACT

alimentary tract
almond extract
breach of contract
digestive tract
fixed cost contract
fixed-price contract
fixed-term contract
forward contract
in the abstract
interact
liver extract
maintenance contract
malt extract
meat extract
pituitary extract
respiratory tract
service contract
social contract
urinary tract
urogenital tract
yeast extract

Synonyms and antonyms of attract in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «ATTRACT»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «attract» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of attract

Translation of «attract» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF ATTRACT

Find out the translation of attract to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of attract from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «attract» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

吸引
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

atraer
570 millions of speakers

English

attract
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

आकर्षित
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

يَجْذِب
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

привлекать
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

atrair
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

আকর্ষণ করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

attirer
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

tertarik
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

anlocken
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ひきつける
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

끌어당기다
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Narik
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

lôi cuốn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ஈர்க்க
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

आकर्षित करा
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

çekmek
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

attrarre
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

przyciągnąć
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

приваблювати
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

a atrage
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

προσελκύω
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

trek
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

attrahera
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

tiltrekke
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of attract

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «ATTRACT»

The term «attract» is very widely used and occupies the 8.616 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «ATTRACT» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about attract

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10 QUOTES WITH «ATTRACT»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word attract.
1
James F. Amos
I'm not out for quotas. I'm out to attract the best young men and women of our nation.
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Michael Azerrad
I have this theory, bands with enigmatic lyrics attract crazies.
3
Steve Ballmer
Certainly, we continue to bring in new people. We'll hire, net new, over 4,000 people this year, and attract great people into the company. I'm very bullish about the employee base and what it can accomplish.
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Annie Besant
Quick condemnation of all that is not ours, of views with which we disagree, of ideas that do not attract us, is the sign of a narrow mind, of an uncultivated intelligence. Bigotry is always ignorant, and the wise boy, who will become the wise man, tries to understand and to see the truth in ideas with which he does not agree.
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Ian Botham
You will attract the younger generation and they might well prove tougher than the older generation. What we are trying to do is to look at the future and see what we can do to bring some stability back to people's lives.
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F. H. Bradley
It is by a wise economy of nature that those who suffer without change, and whom no one can help, become uninteresting. Yet so it may happen that those who need sympathy the most often attract it the least.
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Bill Budge
A quiet personality sure isn't what you need to attract attention.
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Ron D. Burton
We all know that change is inevitable. It provides us with a challenge and an opportunity to grow and improve and to attract new members with new ideas.
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Susan Cain
Opposites attract, and I think temperament is so fundamental that you end up craving someone of the opposite temperament to complete you.
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Amy Chua
Genghis Khan decreed religious tolerance for all of his conquered peoples. So I think he definitely would approve of our constitutional protections of freedom of religion. I think he would also approve of the way the U.S. has been able to attract talented people from all over the world.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «ATTRACT»

Discover the use of attract in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to attract and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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How to Attract the Wombat
Here is one of his three classic "How-To's," considering notable birds and animals whose habits (and often existence) seem to have disturbed Cuppy ("Birds Who Can't Even Fly," "Optional Insects," "Octopuses and Those Things"), as well as ...
Will Cuppy, 1949
2
Opposites Attract
Drawing on biblical principles and on research into the characteristics of the different human temperaments, Tim LaHaye helps you build a marriage of love and understanding that will last a lifetime.
Tim LaHaye, 1998
3
How to Attract Success
1924 the book without an if. One prominent lecturer on public speaking & self confidence told us this book was what started him on the road to success. We sincerely believe this book will help the average person.
F. W. Sears, 1964
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The Natural: How to effortlessly attract the women you want
Richard La Ruina used to be the guy who couldn't get the girl.
Richard La Ruina, 2013
5
Attract Success Every Day: 8 Steps for Building the Life of ...
This book is for you if: You desire more out of life for yourself and your family You want to develop your passion You want to start taking control of your life You want to start living a rich life You deserve the best life has to offer!
Menacole O'sullivan, 2011
6
Models: Attract Women Through Honesty
Models is the first book ever written on seduction as an emotional process rather than a logical one, a process of connecting with women rather than impressing them.
Mark Manson, 2011
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How to Attract and Keep Active Church Members
In this study of church growth and membership retention, Smith argues that if a church is to survive, it must concentrate on keeping its present members as well as attracting new ones.
Donald P. Smith, 1992
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Attitudes That Attract Success: You Are Only One Attitude ...
You Are Only One Attitude Away from A Great Life Wayne Cordeiro. CULTIVATE A SPIRIT OF GRATEFULNESS, REGARDLESS OF YOUR CIRCUMSTANCES. It was in the cave of Engedi where David displayed a quality of leadership that ...
Wayne Cordeiro, 2011
9
The Ultimate Sales Letter: Attract New Customers. Boost your ...
In this book, he shares his step-by-step formula so everyone can write letters that will nail the sale.
Dan S. Kennedy, 2011
10
21 Ways to Attract Your Soulmate
This book contains 21 exercises designed to help you dream your soulmate into reality, change the magnetic attraction of your aura, cut the cords of old relationships, and create a soulmate talisman.
Arian Sarris, 2000

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «ATTRACT»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term attract is used in the context of the following news items.
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Amazon launches 'Prime Day' to attract more subscribers
Amazon is trying to lure more subscribers to its $99 Prime loyalty program by pushing a day of discounts it calls "Prime Day" during the sleepier ... «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
2
Ted Cruz, Mike Huckabee go head-to-head to attract evangelical …
MILNER, Ga. (AP) – Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee went head-to-head for evangelical votes this weekend, ... «Fox News Latino, Jul 15»
3
Plan to attract top talent to Snapdeal, says new product head Anand …
"Anybody that says that you can't attract great talent right here in India, in your backyard, probably isn't working with the best talent. But what ... «Economic Times, Jul 15»
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Victor Schukov: How do you attract the right type of bird to your …
It's marvellous how the chirps, tweets and songs of birds delineates spring, summer and autumn from the stone cold silence of winter. One of ... «Montreal Gazette, Jul 15»
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Asia Business Week expected to attract over 1000 delegates
More than 1,000 delegates are expected to attend the second Asia Business Week, which starts this Wednesday, and will include a series of ... «Irish Times, Jul 15»
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For urban development that can't attract traditional financing …
Crews work on new construction in the East Liberty neighborhood in Pittsburgh, a rapidly changing area. Early projects in such neighborhoods ... «Newsworks.org, Jul 15»
7
Genesee Youth Bureau will receive $257800 grant to attract
Genesee County Youth Bureau will receive $257,800 to attract disenfranchised youths to the program in five counties, including Genesee, ... «The Daily News Online, Jul 15»
8
Weight Watchers (WTW) Said to Attract Activist Fund
Weight Watchers International (NYSE: WTW) could move higher Monday following news that the company may attract takeover interest. The NY ... «StreetInsider.com, Jul 15»
9
Petrobras' Divestment Plans Attract Explorers' Attention - Analyst Blog
has announced its intention to divest assets worth $15 billion in 2015-16 in its latest 5-year plan . The Brazilian state-run energy firm's ... «Nasdaq, Jul 15»
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Can 'Pitch Perfect' Continue To Attract Fans With The …
Pitch Perfect 2 has so far raked in $250 million at the box office. But with the announcement of Pitch Perfect 3 being in the works, will fans ... «The Inquisitr, Jul 15»

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