1. III
1) attract smth. attract steel (iron, lightning, negative electricity, heavenly bodies, etc.) притягивать сталь и т. д; the earth attracts the flying rocket летящая ракета испытывает притяжение Земли
2) attract smb., smth. attract the audience (friends, animals, insects, attention, etc.) привлекать аудиторию и т. д.; her beauty attracted everyone всех влекла /привлекала/ ее красота; bright lights attract moths яркий свет привлекает мотыльков, мотыльки летит на яркий свет; he had a strange gift of attracting friends у него был необычный дар /он обладал необычным даром/ собирать вокруг ceбя друзей; the plan (this idea) does not attract him этот план (эта идея) не импонирует ему: money always attracted him он всегда был падок на деньги; attract smb. attract curiosity вызывать чье-л. любопытство; he was a man to attract immediate sympathy этот человек сразу же умел расположить к себе окружающих; he shouted to attract attention он закричал, чтобы обратить на себя внимание
2. IV
attract smb., smth. in some manner attract smb. irresistibly (magnetically, deeply, etc.) непреодолимо и т. д. привлекать /притягивать/ кого-л.
3. XI
1) be attracted by smth. this body was attracted by a force на это тело действовала сила притяжения
2) be /feel/ attracted by smth. he felt attracted by the mystery его манила /влекла/ тайна; he wasn't much attracted by the prospect эта перспектива не очень-то его привлекала; be /feel/ attracted to smb. he is not attracted to her она ему не нравится; do you feel attracted to her? она вам нравится?

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