Attract and Repulse


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

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


Repulse verb - To cause to feel disgust.
Usage example: the smell of that town's paper mill totally repulses me

Attract is an antonym for repulse in topics: push away, make sick.

Common collocations

woman attract woman repulse woman
audience attract audience repulse audience
audiences attract audiences repulse audiences
hordes attract hordes repulse hordes

Both words in one sentence

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