- v. 吸引；引来
- 博得...的欢心，引起…的好感 ，使喜爱
- vt. 吸引,引诱; 引起…的注意 pull towards, make sth come nearer; get the attention of, arouse interest or pleasure in
- vi. 具有吸引力,引人注意 possess the power of drawing objects to or toward it; be pleasing or winning
direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes;
"Her good looks attract the stares of many men"
"The ad pulled in many potential customers"
"This pianist pulls huge crowds"
"The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"
be attractive to;
"The idea of a vacation appeals to me"
"The beautiful garden attracted many people"
exert a force on (a body) causing it to approach or prevent it from moving away;
"the gravitational pull of a planet attracts other bodies"
- The flower show attracted large crowds this year.
- She gave a quiet cough to attract my attention.
- His comments were bound to attract criticism.
- It is a property of matter to attract.
- Like charges repel each other, unlike charges attract.
- Her flirtatious manners are intended to attract.
- Salt attracts moisture.
- Magnets attract nails.
- The earth attracts the moon.
- In space, all bodies attract other bodies.
- Positive electricity attracts negative.
- Positive and negative types of electricity attract one another.
- The moon attracts the earth's seas towards her.
- The N poles and S poles of two magnets will attract each other.
- Like attracts like.
- Flowers attract bees.
- Light attracts insects.
- Bright lights attract moths.
- Such a life does not attract me.
- This scenery attracts many tourists.
- The museum attracts many visitors.
- The panda attracted many children.
- Bright colours attract babies.
- This picture attracts a large audience.
- A signal fire might attract rescuers.
- Perhaps he attracted her because he was so different from other boys.
- Our university attracts students from other parts of the country as well.
- He shouted to attract attention.
- I tried to attract his attention.
- The actress attracted much attention.
- His speech attracted the attention of the audience.
- Her beauty attracted all eyes.
- A new star attracted the notice of the astronomer.
- Cathode rays are attracted by a positive charge.
- I was attracted by his winning modesty.
- He was irresistibly attracted by her charm.
- My attention was attracted by his character.
- It was attracted by a lure.
- Her attention was attracted by his peculiar attire.
- attract away (v.+adv.)
吸引走 excite the admiration, interest, or feelings of sb away
attract sb ⇔ away from sth
Television has attracted away a lot of audience from the cinema.
- attract to (v.+prep.)
使…受…吸引〔诱惑〕 cause (sb/sth) to come towards (sb/sth else)
attract sb/sth to sb/sth
I don't know what attracts me to him, but I keep wanting to see him.
She attracted others to virtue.
It attracted many visitors to the place.
In this substance, the atoms are attracted to one another.
Certain metals are attracted to a magnet.
I am attracted to her.
She was attracted to the man by his goodness.
All his life,Jim has been attracted to success.
Insects are attracted to flowers by their colour, scent and nectar.
He felt himself so powerfully attracted to the scientific ideal.
- attract a lot of publicity 出尽风头
- attract admiring glances 招引钦佩的眼光
- attract disapproving comment 引起非议
- attract large crowds 吸引大批的民众
- attract many onlookers 吸引许多旁观者
- attract overseas investors 吸引海外投资者
- attract sb's attention 引起注意
- attract sb's curiosity 引起好奇心
- attract sb's eye 吸引某人的目光
- attract tourists 吸引观光者
- attract irresistibly 不可抗拒地吸引
- attract physically 体格上诱惑
- attract powerfully 强烈地吸引
- attract really 真有吸引力
- attract away 吸引走
Jet and amber attracteth straws.出自： Sir T. Browne
Like all other systems which have attracted followers, it addresses itself, not to the logical intellect, but to the imagination.出自： J. A. Froude
Neither the successful farmers nor the Soil Association have been able to attract official support or recognition.出自： E. F. Schumacher
The old red-brick houses and innumerable artistic associations of Hampstead attracted architects, artists, and writers.出自： M. Girouard
There was no population here, until your contraption attracted it.出自： J. Updike
Some orchids..attract insects by sexual impersonation.出自： D. Attenborough
The scenery attracted her to loiter on the way.
- attract, allure, captivate, charm, enchant, fascinate
- 1.从词义上说：attract和captivate是“吸引”; allure是“引诱”; charm、enchant和fascinate是“迷惑,使着魔”。
- 2.从“吸引源”上说：attract和captivate用的是吸引者所具有的性质或特性; allure用的是美丽的、有魅力的东西或有效的手段、美好的前途等; charm、enchant和fascinate用的是符咒或魔法,更多的是用魔法般的事物。例如:
- Her beauty captivated many.她的美貌吸引了许多人。
- The swindler allured her by hopes.这骗子用希望引诱她。
- This is a very charming village.这是一座非常迷人的村庄。
- The witch enchanted the princess.女巫迷惑了公主。
- The boy was fascinated by all the toys in the big department store.这孩子为大百货店里所有的玩具所迷惑。
- 3.从结果上说：attract指被吸引者有感应; captivate指控制住兴趣或感情; allure指被引诱而堕落或克服某人的抵触情绪或冷漠态度; charm指迷住其感官或心灵; enchant指激起羡慕或使其销魂; fascinate则指无法抵抗或不能逃脱。例如:
- He was captivated by Mary.他被玛丽所迷。
- Don't be allured into bars by the pretty waitresses.不要被美丽的女招待引诱至酒吧间。
- Young children should rather be allured to learning by gentleness and love, than compelled to learning by beating and fear.对小孩子应该通过温柔和爱来诱导他们学习,而不能用打和恐吓强迫他们学习。
- I was charmed with her fine singing.她那优美的演唱使我陶醉。
- She was enchanted by the flowers you sent her.你送给她的花,她很喜欢。
- Snakes are said to fascinate small animals and birds.据说蛇能蛊惑小动物和小鸟。
- 4.从程度上说：captivate意义最弱,只是暂时地吸引而不是长期地控制; enchant意义最强,已近乎疯狂。
误 Her songs attracted us.
正 Her songs attracted our attention.
析 说“引起注意”时不可在attract后仅接人称代词,而应说attract sb's attention。那女人企图用金钱勾引他。
误 The woman tried to attract him with money.
正 The woman tried to tempt him with money.
- ☆ 16世纪30年代进入英语，直接源自拉丁语的attractus：ad (去） + trahere (拉），意为被……拉过去。