verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Origin of attract
Examples from the Web for attracted
In the last year, her fusion exercise class has attracted a cult following and become de rigueur among the celebrity set.How Taryn Toomey’s ‘The Class’ Became New York’s Latest Fitness Craze|Lizzie Crocker|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Thus it attracted a wave of cowboy operators to fly passengers and cargo between cities.
ALEC attracted corporations that saw an opportunity to push an agenda, regardless of ideology.
On a practical level, readers are attracted to books that they can read in short bits.Meghan Daum On Tackling The Unspeakable Parts Of Life|David Yaffe|December 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Exploring the pangs of this tumultuous relationship is what most attracted Kent to this project.‘The Babadook’ Is the Best (and Most Sincere) Horror Movie of the Year|Samuel Fragoso|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
What most attracted my attention was the captain's private collection of fishing tackle and his armoury.The Pilots of Pomona|Robert Leighton
To it were attracted the adventurous spirits of the creole city.American Merchant Ships and Sailors|Willis J. Abbot
Many men with scant practical knowledge are attracted to it.The Amazing Argentine|John Foster Fraser
A troop of wild hogs, attracted by the comoties, was trying to reach the rafts.The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy|Florence Partello Stuart
The theory that such a substance exists has attracted scientists who were more given to dreaming than practical observation.The Gilded Man|Clifford Smyth
British Dictionary definitions for attracted
verb (mainly tr)
Word Origin for attract
Word Origin and History for attracted
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). Related: Attracted; attracting.