attract · verb /əˈtrækt/Full view
Nouns: attraction
Adjectives: attractive, unattractive
Verbs: attract
Adverbs: attractively
B1 T to make people come to a place or do a particular thing by being interesting, enjoyable, etc.
Dictionary examples:

The castle attracts more than 300,000 visitors a year.

The circus is attracting huge crowds/audiences.

We need to attract more bright young people to teaching.

Learner example:

Although it was the first time that I came to this new class, it attracted me deeply. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Chinese)

attract attention/interest, etc.
B1 to cause people to pay attention/be interested, etc.
Dictionary example:

Her ideas have attracted a lot of attention in the scientific community.

Learner example:

When I go out with my friends I actually like wearing clothes that attract people's attention. (Preliminary English Test; B1; Spanish)

be attracted to sb
B2 to like someone because of the way they look or behave
Dictionary example:

I was attracted to him straight away.

Learner example:

She was really attracted to him. (First Certificate in English; B2; Spanish)

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