English - Vietnamese Dictionary
attract /ə'trækt/Concise Dictionary
- ngoại động từ
- (vật lý) hút
- magner attracts iron: nam châm hút sắt
- thu hút, hấp dẫn, lôi cuốn
- to attract attention: lôi cuốn sự chú ý
+direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes
+exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away
+be attractive to
Advanced English Dictionary
draw, invite; entice, lure, allure, appeal to, charm, captivate, fascinate, Colloq pull:
Our attention was attracted by a slight noise in the cupboard. Melissa attracts men the way flowers attract bees.
+ verb [VN]
1 [usually passive] ~ sb (to sb/sth) if you are attracted by sth, it interests you and makes you want it; if you are attracted by sb, you like or admire them: I had always been attracted by the idea of working abroad. + What first attracted me to her was her sense of humour.
2 ~ sb/sth (to sth) to make sb/sth come somewhere or take part in sth: The warm damp air attracts a lot of mosquitoes. + The exhibition has attracted thousands of visitors.
3 to make people have a particular reaction: This proposal has attracted a lot of interest. + His comments were bound to attract criticism. + She tried to attract the attention of the waiter.
4 (physics) if a MAGNET or GRAVITY attracts sth, it makes it move towards it
Idioms see OPPOSITE n.
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