attract 英 [əˈtrækt] 美 [əˈtrækt]
进行时:attracting 过去式:attracted 过去分词:attracted 第三人称单数:attracts
- To attract is to exert a force that draws something in, like the way a magnet attracts a paper clip. You might know the phrase, "opposites attract." This means you might be drawn to a personality type that is completely unlike yours.
- v. 吸引；
1. Moths are attracted to the light.
2. I had always been attracted by the idea of working abroad.
3. What first attracted me to her was her sense of humour.
4. The warm damp air attracts a lot of mosquitoes.
5. This proposal has attracted a lot of interest.
6. She tried to attract the attention of the waiter.
- attract (v.) early 15c., "draw (objects or persons) to oneself," also a medical term for the body's tendency to absorb fluids, nourishment, etc., or for a poultice treatment to "draw out" diseased matter; from Latin attractus, past participle of attrahere "to draw, pull; to attract," from assimilated form of ad "to" (see ad-) + trahere "to pull, draw" (see tract (n.1)).