Translation of attract in Spanish:

attract

Pronunciation: /əˈtrækt/

vt

  • 1.1 [Phys] 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.

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