to attract attention

  • 1 attract attention — draw attention, become noticed, become observed …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 2 tending to attract attention — index conspicuous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 attention — noun 1 WATCHING/LISTENING CAREFULLY a) pay attention to carefully listen to or watch something that is happening, or to be careful about what you are doing: The teacher got angry with me when I didn t pay attention. (+ to): The TV was on but Di… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 4 attention — attentional, adj. n. /euh ten sheuhn/; interj. /euh ten shun /, n. 1. the act or faculty of attending, esp. by directing the mind to an object. 2. Psychol. a. a concentration of the mind on a single object or thought, esp. one preferentially… …

    Universalium

  • 5 attention — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Direction of the mind toward Nouns 1. attention, mindfulness, intentness, attentiveness, thought, thoughtfulness, advertence, attention to detail, care, special consideration; observance, observation,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 6 attract — verb Etymology: Middle English, from Latin attractus, past participle of attrahere, from ad + trahere to pull, draw Date: 15th century transitive verb to cause to approach or adhere: as a. to pull to or draw toward oneself or itself < a magnet… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 attract — at|tract W2S2 [əˈtrækt] v [T] [Date: 1400 1500; : Latin; Origin: , past participle of attrahere, from ad to + trahere to pull ] 1.) to make someone interested in something, or make them want to take part in something attract sb to sth ▪ What… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 attention-getting — adjective 1. seizing the attention eye catching posters • Syn: ↑eye catching • Similar to: ↑conspicuous 2. likely to attract attention a catchy title for a movie • Syn: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 9 attract — attractable, adj. attractableness, n. attractingly, adv. attractor, attracter, n. /euh trakt /, v.t. 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 …

    Universalium

  • 10 attract — at•tract [[t]əˈtrækt[/t]] v. t. 1) phs 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[/ex] 2) to draw by appealing …

    From formal English to slang

  • 11 attract — /əˈtrækt / (say uh trakt) verb (t) 1. to act upon by a physical force causing or tending to cause approach or union (opposed to repel). 2. to draw by other than physical influence; invite or allure; win: to attract attention; to attract admirers …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 12 attract — at‧tract [əˈtrækt] verb [transitive] 1. to make someone want to buy something, do something, or take part in something: • Advertisements for a new headmaster attracted 120 candidates. attract somebody to something • What attracted me most to the… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 13 attract (someone's) attention — attract (someone’s) attention phrase to make someone notice someone or something He waved to attract the attention of the waitress. The trial has attracted international attention. Thesaurus: to be, or to become obvious or noticeablesynonym… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 14 attract — [ə trakt′] vt. [ME attracten < L attractus, pp. of attrahere, to draw to < ad , to + trahere, DRAW] 1. to draw to itself or oneself; make approach or adhere [magnets attract iron] 2. to get the admiration, attention, etc. of; allure [his… …

    English World dictionary

  • 15 Attention — is the cognitive process of paying attention to one aspect of the environment while ignoring others. Attention is one of the most intensely studied topics within psychology and cognitive neuroscience. In 1890, William James, in his textbook… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 attract — vb Attract, allure, charm, fascinate, bewitch, enchant, captivate mean to draw another by exerting an irresistible or compelling influence over him. The same distinctions in implications and connotations are observable in the adjectival forms of… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 17 attention-getting — attention grabbing attention grabbingadj. 1. seizing the attention attention getting demonstration Syn: eye catching. [WordNet 1.5] 2. 1 likely to attract interest. Syn: catchy. [WordNet 1.5] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 18 attention-grabbing — attention getting attention getting attention grabbing attention grabbingadj. 1. seizing the attention attention getting demonstration Syn: eye catching. [WordNet 1.5] 2. 1 likely to attract interest. Syn: catchy. [WordNet 1.5] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19 Attract — At*tract , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Attracted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Attracting}.] [L. attractus, p. p. of attrahere; ad + trahere to draw. See {Trace}, v. t.] 1. To draw to, or cause to tend to; esp. to cause to approach, adhere, or combine; or to cause …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 20 attract the attention — index occupy (engage) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

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