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Antonyms for attract

dissuade, repulse, repel, damp, force back, push back, chill, sicken, warn, drive, beat back, turn off, tire, put off, drive away, jade, gross out, deter, nauseate.

Quotes of attract

  1. As you think, you travel, and as you love, you attract You are today where your thoughts have brought you; you will be tomorrow where your thoughts take you. – James Lane Allen
  2. Certainly, we continue to bring in new people. We'll hire, net new, over 4, 000 people this year, and attract great people into the company. I'm very bullish about the employee base and what it can accomplish. – Steve Ballmer
  3. It is essential to do everything possible to attract young people to opera so they can see that it is not some antiquated art form but a repository of the most glorious music and drama that man has created. – Bruce Beresford
  4. With the establishment of a presence in all three counties of Delaware, recruitment in and outside Delaware and throughout the world and new master's and doctoral programs, Delaware State University will continue to grow and attract even more qualified students. – Michael N. Castle
  5. Plant the seed of desire in your mind and it forms a nucleus with power to attract to itself everything needed for its fulfillment. – Robert Collier
  6. I believe we need to attract a new generation of the best and brightest to public service and I believe that government can be a source of inspiration, not degradation. – Andrew Cuomo
  7. Successful people make money. It's not that people who make money become successful, but that successful people attract money. They bring success to what they do. – Wayne Dyer
  8. Dressing up is a bore. At a certain age, you decorate yourself to attract the opposite sex, and at a certain age, I did that. But I'm past that age. – Katharine Hepburn
  9. You have got to attract the brightest and the best, but the brightest and best won't stay unless they see real career options. – Estelle Morris
  10. In many ways, when you're young and sexy, it's very annoying to be whistled at and to have someone always trying to attract your attention, but now when it happens I find myself registering the fact almost warmly. – Greta Scacchi
  11. I want to attract the best people into teaching. – Charles Schumer
  12. A lie should be tried in a place where it will attract the attention of the world. – Ariel Sharon
  13. The economic piece is still missing, since it's so hard to attract industry to reservations, but spiritually and educationally, they're doing just fine. Each tribe has a community college now, and they teach the language, they teach the traditions. – James Welch
  14. There is a magnet in your heart that will attract true friends. That magnet is unselfishness, thinking of others first; when you learn to live for others, they will live for you. – Paramahansa Yogananda

Usage examples for attract

  1. I hung about for some minutes on the chance of getting a glimpse of her, with no success; then finding that my lounging backwards and forwards outside the gates was beginning to attract attention from the windows of a house opposite, I took myself off, feeling a little foolish at what I had done. – The Chevalier d'Auriac by S. (Sidney) Levett-Yeats
  2. And after the shot was fired they immediately bolted for fear the noise would attract attention." – The Hampstead Mystery by John R. Watson
  3. " Therefore we must try to find something that will attract them. – The Lonely House by Adolph Streckfuss
  4. When she returned to Dresden that night she stood gazing at herself in the glass and saw that there was nothing there to attract the love of such a man as Phineas Finn,- of one who was himself glorious with manly beauty; but yet for her sadness there was some cure, some possibility of consolation in the fact that she was a wife. – Phineas Redux by Anthony Trollope
  5. I would send a man with you, only I do not wish to attract attention." – Revenge! by by Robert Barr
  6. It is her beauty, and not her talents that attract attention. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  7. " Wear something dark which won't attract attention in the bushes," advised Penny. – Danger at the Drawbridge by Mildred A. Wirt
  8. The disturbance was beginning to attract attention. – Eight Keys to Eden by Mark Irvin Clifton
  9. I have done what I could to attract you, to retain you. – The Red Lily, v2 by Anatole France
  10. A scene like this, she added, glancing around, would scarcely ever be likely to attract you for its own sake, would it? – Mr. Grex of Monte Carlo by E. Phillips Oppenheim
  11. His effort to attract attention met with no response. – Nan of Music Mountain by Frank H. Spearman
  12. As we made a detour around the building I said to Pierre, taking good care not to point lest I attract attention: Yonder is the house, where the soldier stands in front of the door. – The Minute Boys of York Town by James Otis
  13. Still, I mustn't take too much credit, because I didn't attract men.... – She Buildeth Her House by Will Comfort
  14. As to their being heard, it would depend upon their own behaviour; and under the circumstances, neither captain nor cornet were likely to make any noise that might attract attention. – The White Gauntlet by Mayne Reid
  15. When he remarked: " What attention Mrs. Tramore seems to attract everywhere!" – The-Chaperon by James, Henry
  16. After this I return home, waiting until dusk, however, as I do not like to attract attention. – Remarks by Bill Nye
  17. His hand was raised to attract her attention. – The Biography of a Prairie Girl by Eleanor Gates
  18. There are two features of this letter that ought to attract attention. – Stories Of Georgia 1896 by Joel Chandler Harris
  19. It will attract less attention to have him stopped there than here. – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  20. For instance, ideas and things to which I have no intention of turning my mind attract me. – Increasing-Human-Efficiency-in-Business-a-contribution-to-the-psychology-of-business by Scott, Walter Dill

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