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 for attract
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Attract \At*tract"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attracted; p. pr. &
     vb. n. Attracting.] [L. attractus, p. p. of attrahere; ad +
     trahere to draw. See Trace, v. t.]
     1. To draw to, or cause to tend to; esp. to cause to
        approach, adhere, or combine; or to cause to resist
        divulsion, separation, or decomposition.
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              All bodies and all parts of bodies mutually attract
              themselves and one another.           --Derham.
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     2. To draw by influence of a moral or emotional kind; to
        engage or fix, as the mind, attention, etc.; to invite or
        allure; as, to attract admirers.
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              Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze. --Milton.
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     Syn: To draw; allure; invite; entice; influence.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Attract \At*tract"\, n.
     Attraction. [Obs.] --Hudibras.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  attract
      v 1: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some
           psychological power or physical attributes; "Her good looks
           attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many
           potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds";
           "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new
           customers" [syn: attract, pull, pull in, draw,
           draw in] [ant: beat back, drive, force back, push
           back, repel, repulse]
      2: be attractive to; "The idea of a vacation appeals to me";
         "The beautiful garden attracted many people" [syn: attract,
         appeal] [ant: repel, repulse]
      3: exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent
         it from moving away; "the gravitational pull of a planet
         attracts other bodies"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  63 Moby Thesaurus words for "attract":
     adduct, affect the interest, allure, appeal, appeal to,
     be attractive, be magnetic, becharm, beckon, beguile, bewitch,
     captivate, carry away, charm, concern, court, drag, draw, draw in,
     draw on, draw towards, enamor, enchant, endear, engage, enrapture,
     entice, entrance, excite, excite interest, fascinate, fetch,
     have an attraction, hold in thrall, infatuate, inflame with love,
     interest, intrigue, inveigle, invite, involve in, lure, magnet,
     magnetize, pique, provoke, pull, pull towards, seduce, solicit,
     stimulate, suck in, summon, take, tantalize, tease, tempt, tickle,
     titillate, tug, vamp, whet the appetite, wile
  
  

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