attract


attract
01. The meat they've been putting in the garbage is starting to [attract] rats.
02. His wife is very [attractive], and always gets lots of attention from the men at parties.
03. We put a rotten fish head in the trap to [attract] the shrimp.
04. One of the biggest [attractions] in Springfield is the safety of our streets.
05. The warm ocean currents this year have [attracted] fish we don't normally see in these waters.
06. More commuters would be [attracted] to cycling if there were enough bicycle routes.
07. Controversial advertisements have [attracted] a lot of publicity for Bennetton.
08. The local museum is a popular tourist [attraction] here in town.
09. Rita Rudner once joked that to [attract] men, she wears a perfume called "New Car Interior."
10. Moshe Waldoks once remarked that a sense of humor can help you overlook the [unattractive], tolerate the unpleasant, cope with the unexpected, and smile through the unbearable.
11. Studies show it's harder to tell a convincing lie to someone you find sexually [attractive].
12. Sunflower seeds in a bird feeder will [attract] the greatest variety of wild birds.
13. The Grand Canyon is perhaps the most famous natural tourist [attraction] in U.S.
14. Mosquitoes are [attracted] to the color blue twice as much as to any other color.
15. Gold and silver first [attracted] the Spanish to Honduras' interior highlands centuries ago.
16. In 1980, China established four special economic zones in order to [attract] foreign investors, technology, and expertise.
17. The low quality of goods produced in Kyrgyzstan has made them [unattractive] to foreign buyers.
18. A Chinese proverb notes that a big tree [attracts] the wind.
19. The salary and benefits they are offering are really quite [attractive].
20. Repeated studies show that individuals who are physically [attractive] are perceived as superior on a variety of dimensions.

Grammatical examples in English. 2013.

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  • 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 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • attract — [ə trakt′] vt. [ME attracten < L attractus, pp. of attrahere, to draw to < ad , to + trahere, DRAW] 1. to draw to itself or oneself; make approach or adhere [magnets attract iron] 2. to get the admiration, attention, etc. of; allure [his… …   English World dictionary

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