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at-trăho , traxi, tractum, 3, v. a., draw to or toward, to attract, drag with force, draw (rare but class.; syn.: traho, duco, adduco).
II. Trop., to draw, lead, bring, move, attract, etc.: “nihil esse quod ad se rem ullam tam inliciat et tam attrahat quam ad amicitiam similitudo,Cic. Lael. 14, 50: recepi causam Siciliae; “ea me ad hoc negotium provincia attraxit,prompted, moved, incited, Cic. Verr. 2, 2, 1: “quandoquidem in partes, ait, attrahor,I am drawn by force to take sides, Ov. M. 5, 93 (Merk., abstrahor): “discipulos,id. F. 3, 830: “ideo attraxi te miserans,Vulg. Jer. 31, 3.—Hence, * attractus , a, um, P. a., drawn or attracted; of the brow, contracted, knit: “frons attractior,Sen. Ben. 4, 31.
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