) KEY VERB: at·tract·ed
, at·tracts VERB: tr.
- To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force: Magnetic poles are attracted to their opposites.
- To arouse or compel the interest, admiration, or attention of: We were attracted by the display of lights.
- To possess or use the power of attraction.
Middle English attracten
, from Latin attrahere, attract-
, pullOTHER FORMS:at·tracta·ble(Adjective)