attract etymology

English word attract comes from Latin traho, Latin ad ((direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.)

Detailed word origin of attract

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
traho Latin (lat) (by extension) I attract the support of, win over.. (figuratively) I attract, draw (someone; their attention). I drag.. I draw out, prolong.. I extract, withdraw.. I plunder, squander.. I trail.
ad Latin (lat) (direction) toward, to, on, up to, for.
tractare Latin (lat)
attraho Latin (lat) (figuratively) I draw, allure, lead, bring, move, attract. I draw, pull or drag to or towards with force.
attractus Latin (lat)
attract English (eng) To arouse interest.. To draw by moral, emotional or sexual influence; to engage or fix, as the mind, attention, etc.; to invite or allure.. To pull toward without touching.

Words with the same origin as attract

Descendants of traho
abstract contract contractor distract distraction extract extraction number numerous portrait retract retreat trace traced tract traction tractor train trainee training trait treat treatment treaty
Descendants of ad
aboard accent according accused affair agree agreement alien alley appear approach around arrive aside asleep assault attempt attend attention available huge round size tend tent