Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
1) cause someone to have an interest in sth
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attract customers/penalty/investments, attracted to sb/sth
To 'attract' someone means to cause them to be interested due to an advantage they may receive or liking they have for something. You could 'attract' people to a position by offering perks and rewards and an attractive salary for example. You can 'attract' a reaction such as 'attract attention' or 'attract empathetic responses' for example. You might pique someone's interest in something. "I was always attracted to the idea of travelling for work." You can also be romantically or sexually 'attracted' to someone. In physics magnets and particles can be 'attracted' to one another, pulling them closer together. This verb can be used in social and professional contexts.
Social Examples (Basic)
The tourism campaign wasdesigned to attract more visitors to Ireland.
Despite the actor's powerful performance, hefailed to attract attention from agents.
I knewthe girl was attracted to me, because she kept looking across the room at me.
He was looking at me across the room, but I didn't find him very attractive.
Professional Examples (Basic)
We need a good marketing strategy to attract customers.
Speeding in this area will attract a penalty of $120, so slow down!
Our networking was very successful with regard to attracting investors. There's a lot of interest in the service.
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