attractable

attract

[uh-trakt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to draw by a physical force causing or tending to cause to approach, adhere, or unite; pull (opposed to repel ): The gravitational force of the earth attracts smaller bodies to it.
2.
to draw by appealing to the emotions or senses, by stimulating interest, or by exciting admiration; allure; invite: to attract attention; to attract admirers by one's charm.
verb (used without object)
3.
to possess or exert the power of attraction.

Origin:
1400–50; late Middle English < Latin attractus drawn to (past participle of attrahere), equivalent to at- at- + trac- (variant stem of trahere to draw) + -tus past participle suffix

attractable, adjective
attractableness, noun
attractingly, adverb
attractor, attracter, noun
reattract, verb (used with object)
unattractable, adjective
unattracted, adjective
unattracting, adjective
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attract (əˈtrækt)
 
vb
1.  to draw (notice, a crowd of observers, etc) to oneself by conspicuous behaviour or appearance (esp in the phrase attract attention)
2.  (also intr) to exert a force on (a body) that tends to cause an approach or oppose a separation: the gravitational pull of the earth attracts objects to it
3.  to possess some property that pulls or draws (something) towards itself: jam attracts wasps
4.  (also intr) to exert a pleasing, alluring, or fascinating influence (upon); be attractive (to)
 
[C15: from Latin attrahere to draw towards, from trahere to pull]
 
at'tractable
 
adj
 
at'tractor
 
n
 
at'tracter
 
n

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attract
1530s, from L. attractus, pp. of attrahere "to draw, to attract," from ad- "to" + trahere "draw" (see tract (1)). Originally a medical term for the body's tendency to absorb fluids, nourishment, etc., or for a poultice treatment to "draw out" diseased matter (1560s). Of the
ability of people or animals to draw others to them, it is attested from 1560s; of physical forces (magnetism, etc.), from c.1600 (implied in attraction).
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