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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (to draw)
a. atraer
I don't know why that mysterious man attracts me so much.No sé por qué ese hombre misterioso me atrae tanto.
The festival attracts millions of people every year.El festival atrae a millones de personas cada año.
2. (to evoke)
a. atraer (attention or interest)
The name of the store attracted my attention, so I came in.El nombre de la tienda atrajo mi atención, y entré.
b. suscitar (controversy or criticism)
Her work has attracted a lot of controversy since the opening of the exhibition.Su obra ha suscitado mucha polémica desde el estreno de la exposición.
3. (to cause to like)
a. atraer
He somehow managed to attract her with his stupid jokes.Se las apañó para atraerla con sus estúpidos chistes.
4. (physics)
a. atraer
This metal pole is supposed to attract lightning.Este poste de metal debe atraer los relámpagos.
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A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
1. (general)
a. atraer
to attract somebody's attentionllamar la atención de alguien
to be attracted to something/somebodysentirse atraído(a) por algo/alguien
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attract [əˈtrækt]
transitive verb
1 [+publicity, visitors] atraer; [+interest] atraer; suscitar; [+attention] llamar
2 (cause to like) atraer
What first attracted me to her was her sense of humour What first attracted me to the idea was ...
to be attracted to sb sentirse atraído por algn
3 (Fís) [+magnet] atraer
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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