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synonyms for distracts

  • amuse
  • bewilder
  • detract
  • disturb
  • divert
  • entertain
  • fluster
  • mislead
  • perplex
  • puzzle
  • trouble
  • abstract
  • addle
  • agitate
  • befuddle
  • beguile
  • confound
  • derange
  • discompose
  • disconcert
  • engross
  • harass
  • madden
  • occupy
  • sidetrack
  • stall
  • torment
  • unbalance
  • unhinge
  • call away
  • catch flies
  • draw away
  • frenzy
  • lead astray
  • lead away
  • mix up
  • throw off
  • turn aside
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antonyms for distracts

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  • anger
  • bore
  • calm
  • clarify
  • clear up
  • comfort
  • explain
  • tire
  • upset
  • help
  • make happy
  • soothe
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How to use distracts in a sentence

Nothing distracts them from their aim; they never lose sight of the diploma that will be their bread-winner.
FRIEND MAC DONALDMAX O'RELL
Abram and Sarai were sorrowful, yet their seed became as sand of the sea, and distracts the politics of Europe at this moment.
THE LONGEST JOURNEYE. M. FORSTER
Once he is tempted to hear some fine music—it distracts his attention—he foregoes the music.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 67, NO. 411, JANUARY 1850VARIOUS
It distracts her forces, and prevents her from acting with her full weight in the affairs of her own quarter of the world.
THE ATLANTIC MONTHLY, VOLUME 14, NO. 86, DECEMBER, 1864VARIOUS
Certain wild chimeras haunt me, Jealousy doth tear my heart, And despairing love distracts me.
THE TWO LOVERS OF HEAVEN: CHRYSANTHUS AND DARIAPEDRO CALDERON DE LA BARCA
It is a work that distracts and dissipates, and leads to relaxation of discipline.
BROTHER FRANCISEILEEN DOUGLAS
No, no, her friend; her firm and faithful friend: suspence distracts me: lead me to her presence instantly!
THE MIRROR OF TASTE, AND DRAMATIC CENSORSTEPHEN CULLEN CARPENTER
Sit real still and close your eyes, so that nothing distracts your attention.
THE ADVENTURES OF MAYA THE BEEWALDEMAR BONSELS
Such consideration distracts attention from the problem of building up an effective habit.
HUMAN NATURE AND CONDUCTJOHN DEWEY
They attempt to decide what is to be done; their thoughts become confused, for the terrible discovery distracts them.
THE DELIGHT MAKERSADOLF BANDELIER
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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