1. turn focus onto sth or someone; cause someone to notice or look at sth
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.