Translation of attract in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /əˈtrækt/

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1.1 [Physics/Física] atraer*
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    • The strong force also attracts protons to protons or neutrons to neutrons.
    • This is consistent with the fact that matter attracts matter through the gravitational force.
    • The two ions of opposite charge attract each other and an ionic bond is formed.
    1.2 (draw, create) [interest] suscitar to attract sb's attention atraer* la atención de algn he does it to attract attention lo hace para llamar la atención to attract customers o business atraer* clientes the film has attracted the highest praise la película ha sido objeto de los mayores elogios it attracts a higher rate of interest devenga un interés más alto
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    • And Britain continues to lead its Continental rivals in attracting foreign investment.
    • The Lake District attracts thousands of foreign visitors each year.
    • Ireland's success in attracting foreign investment is largely because of its low corporation tax rates.
    1.3 (interest) atraer* I'm not very attracted to the idea la idea no me atrae demasiado I don't feel attracted to him no me atrae, no siento atracción por él
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    • The blunt message attracted a mixed reaction.
    • Each year the exhibition attracts widespread media attention.
    • The police report has attracted widespread media attention in Texas over the last couple of days.

intransitive verb/verbo intransitivo

  • atraerse*

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.