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 to resist divulsion,
separation, or decomposition.
All bodies and all parts of bodies mutually attract
themselves and one another.
2. To draw by influence of a moral or emotional
kind; to engage or fix, as the mind, attention, etc.; to invite or allure;
as, to attract admirers.
Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze.
Syn. -- To draw; allure; invite; entice; influence.
At*tract", n. Attraction. [Obs.]