Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts
draw attentionseek attentionattract attention
1) turn focus onto sth or someone; cause someone to notice or look at sth
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attract/seek/draw attention (to)
'Attention' is focus given to something that interests you. You can attract or draw attention by doing something that causes people to be interested in something. You can attract attention by doing something different than the norm. You might want to draw someones attention to a worrying statistic or something you think they should see. If you 'seek attention' it means to try to attract focus or behave in a way that puts focus on to you. These are expressions that can be used in a variety of contexts.
Professional Examples (Basic)
Let me draw your attention to our significant growth in the second quarter, said the businesswoman.
The politician was criticised for seeking attention with her controversial comments on social media.
Social Examples (Basic)
We need to be sneaky, sotry not to bring attentionto yourself.
I'd like to bring this painting to your attention, said the museum guide.
The police created a distractionto draw everyone's attention tothe front while they stormed in from the back door.
A greatway to attract attentionis to be very loud in a quiet place.
Youneed to seek medical attention forthat deep cut because you might need stitches.
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