Attract and Repel


Attract verb - Direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes.
Usage example: Her good looks attract the stares of many men

Repel is an antonym for attract in topics: allure, draw attention.


Repel verb - To cause to feel disgust.
Usage example: the idea of chocolate-covered grasshoppers repels me

Attract is an antonym for repel in topics: disgust, repulse, induce aversion.

Nearby Words: repelled, repelling

Common collocations

man attract man repel man
people attract people repel people
anyone attract anyone repel anyone
spirits attract spirits repel spirits
Other words: humans, women, attacks, objects, enemies, zombies, insects, hordes, girls, ghosts, monsters.

Both words in one sentence

  • Useful Notes / Isaac Newton In this form, Takeru as Ghost armed with orb-shaped gloves that allows him to attract or repel his enemies.
  • In NEEDLESS, Solva's Needless ability is "Magnetic World," which can be used to attract or repel objects and people alike.
  • Tricked-Out Gloves The Legend Of Zelda Oracle of Ages had the Magnetic Glove, which allowed you to repel or attract either yourself or an object towards or away from you.
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