- 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.
- 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.
- to possess or exert the power of attraction.
Origin of attract
Examples from the Web for unattracted
Historical Examples of unattracted
Charter was not unattracted, but his self-command was strangely imperious.She Buildeth Her House
She attracted him, as any beautiful and helpless girl attracts an unattracted man.The Street of Seven Stars
Mary Roberts Rinehart
One notable result of dulness and apathy is to make a person unattractive to the opposite sex and to be unattracted by them.Inquiries into Human Faculty and Its Development
- to draw (notice, a crowd of observers, etc) to oneself by conspicuous behaviour or appearance (esp in the phrase attract attention)
- (also intr) to exert a force on (a body) that tends to cause an approach or oppose a separationthe gravitational pull of the earth attracts objects to it
- to possess some property that pulls or draws (something) towards itselfjam attracts wasps
- (also intr) to exert a pleasing, alluring, or fascinating influence (upon); be attractive (to)
Word Origin for attract
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.