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Pronunciation : At*tract"
Part of Speech : v. t. [imp. & p. p. Attracted; p. pr. & vb. n. Attracting.]
Etymology : [L. attractus, p. p. of attrahere; ad + trahere to draw. See Trace, v. t.]
Definition : 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. All bodies and all parts of bodies mutually attract themselves and one another. Derham.

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. Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze. Milton.

Syn. -- To draw; allure; invite; entice; influence.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

Pronunciation : At*tract"
Part of Speech : n.
Definition : Defn: Attraction. [Obs.] Hudibras.


Source : Webster's Unabridged Dictionary, 1913

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