Attractive vs Attract - What's the difference?

attractive | attract |

Attractive is a related term of attract.

As a adjective attractive

is causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.

As a verb attract is

to pull toward without touching.




(en adjective)
  • Causing attraction; having the quality of attracting by inherent force.
  • Having the power of charming or alluring by agreeable qualities; enticing.
  • That's a very attractive offer.
  • Pleasing or appealing to the senses.
  • He is an attractive fellow with a trim figure.


    * (causing attraction) magnetic * (having the power of charming) desirable * (pleasing or appealing to the senses) pretty, beautiful


    * (having the power of charming) repulsive, ugly * (pleasing or appealing to the senses) repulsive, ugly * unattractive


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    (en verb)
  • To pull toward without touching.
  • * Derham
  • All bodies and all parts of bodies mutually attract themselves and one another.
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  • To arouse interest.
  • To draw by moral, emotional or sexual influence; to engage or fix, as the mind, attention, etc.; to invite or allure.
  • * (John Milton)
  • Attracted by thy beauty still to gaze.


    * allure


    * repel