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at·tract  audio  (-trkt) KEY 

VERB:
at·tract·ed, at·tract·ing, at·tracts
VERB:
tr.
  1. To cause to draw near or adhere by physical force: Magnetic poles are attracted to their opposites.
  2. To arouse or compel the interest, admiration, or attention of: We were attracted by the display of lights.
VERB:
intr.
To possess or use the power of attraction.

ETYMOLOGY:
Middle English attracten, from Latin attrahere, attract- : ad-, ad- + trahere, pull

OTHER FORMS:
at·tracta·ble(Adjective)


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