attirer etymology

French word attirer comes from Old French a-, Old French tirer (To pull.)

Detailed word origin of attirer

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
a- Old French (fro) (by extension) indicating a change of state. Indicating movement towards something. Intensifying prefix.
tirer Old French (fro) To pull.
tire Old French (fro)
atirier Old French (fro) To arrange; to put into order. To dress; to adorn; to decorate. To equip; to prepare.
attirer French (fra) To attract. To lure, to entice.

Words with the same origin as attirer

Descendants of a-
abaisser accompagner accomplir accomplissement achat acheter adresser affichage afficher affoler agenouiller allaiter allumage allumer amusant amuser apaiser assaillant assurance assurer attirail attirance aviser maladroit
Descendants of tirer
attirable tirage tiraillement tirailler tirailleur tiraillé tire-bouchon tiret tirette tireur tiroir