Synonyms for attract
- appeal to
- come on
- exert influence
- freak out
- give the come-on
- go over big
- knock dead
- knock out
- make a hit with
- rope in
- suck in
- sweep off one's feet
- turn on
Antonyms for attract
- give up
- turn off
- let go
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR ATTRACT
And, if we do, it is doubtful if we can attract their attention.
There will be nothing to attract these poor children to one centre.
Whatever the motive for his masquerade, it was not to attract anything feminine.
Finally Number Thirteen cracked his long whip to attract their attention.
However little one desires to attract, one may at least wish one's hat to be straight.
You are boasting of your merits, Sir: let merit be your boast; nothing else can attract me.
But this daring hypothesis has ceased to attract the attention it once received.
People like a fight, and it will attract attention to the mine.
Should a man of quality incline to sport there was ever something to attract him.
Do you want to attract the attention of everybody on the deck?
Originally a medical term for the body's tendency to absorb fluids, nourishment, etc., or for a poultice treatment to "draw out" diseased matter (1560s). Of the ability of people or animals to draw others to them, it is attested from 1560s; of physical forces (magnetism, etc.), from c.1600 (implied in attraction). Related: Attracted; attracting.