(v.) = attract ; beckon ; draw in/into ; reach out to ; recruit ; lure ; arrest ; seduce ; woo ; strike + Posesivo + fancy ; court ; win over ; fancy ; summon forth ; catch + Posesivo + fancy. Ex: The range of data bases has attracted a number of academic libraries. Ex: Some hypnotism beckoned him in, and since he was in no hurry he submitted to it. Ex: Teachers of other subjects should also be drawn in to persuade their pupils that life-long use of libraries would also contribute to the country's scientific and technological advancement. Ex: The main reason for providing such a service is to reach out to those users who would not visit the library if it offered traditional services only. Ex: Reduced establishments have made it very difficult to recruit new IT talent. Ex: Many librarians are also finding that demonstrations of these automated systems provide tantalizing bait to lure the nonlibrary user to instructional sessions. Ex: People who will not stop to read pamphlets, brochures, etc produced by the library may be arrested by an eye-catching, colourful display. Ex: The article 'Seducing the reader' describes how US publishers use mailings, special offers, contests, and television and radio promotion to draw readers. Ex: Rumour had it that he was being wooed by Technicomm, Inc. Ex: Most books for children are selected by looking along the shelf until an attractive cover, familiar author's name or familiar title strikes the reader's fancy. Ex: In his efforts to broaden the tax base, Groome has been actively courting industry - with some moderate success. Ex: It is the latest incentive being offered to attract the Web user and win over their loyalty of custom. Ex: He was popular because he was good at sport and talked a lot about girls he fancied. Ex: Significant political events often summon forth larger-than-life figures and the inevitable clash of titans. Ex: At nightfall, drop anchor at any place that catch your fancy and the lullaby of the gentle waves put you to sleep. ---- * atraer a = appeal to ; reach ; pull + Nombre + to. * atraer a la multitud = pack in + the crowds. * atraer asistentes = attract + attendees. * atraer críticas = draw + criticism. * atraer donaciones = attract + donation. * atraer el interés = catch + Posesivo + imagination ; capture + the imagination ; capture + Posesivo + interest. * atraer en masa = pack 'em in. * atraer gente = draw + people. * atraer inversiones = lure + investment. * atraer la atención = attract + the eye ; hold + attention ; grab + Posesivo + attention ; catch + Posesivo + eye ; rivet + the attention ; draw + attention ; catch + Posesivo + fancy ; peak + Posesivo + interest ; make + a splash ; turn + heads ; catch + Posesivo + interest. * atraer la atención de Alguien = appeal to + Posesivo + imagination ; engage + Posesivo + attention. * atraer la idea de = fancy + the idea of. * atraer (mucho) interés = draw + (a great deal of) interest ; draw + (a great deal of) interest. * atraer multitudes = draw + throngs. * atraer + Posesivo + atención = catch + Posesivo + attention ; capture + Posesivo + attention ; grasp + Posesivo + attention. * atraer = play to + Nombre. * dinero atrae al dinero, el = riches attract riches. * para atraer al cliente = window dressing. ---- * atraído por la promesa de una vida mejor = drawn by the promise of a better life. * sentirse atraído = be engaged. * sentirse atraído por = take + a fancy to ; take + a shine to ; take + a liking to ; gravitate to(wards).