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Lewis : attraho

attraho, attrăho, traxi, tractum, 3, v. a., to draw to or toward, to attract, drag with force, draw (rare but class.; syn.: traho, duco, adduco). Lit.: adducitur a Veneriis atque adeo attrahitur Lollius, is dragged by force, Cic. Verr. 2, 3, 25: te ipsum putare me attractum iri, si de pace agatur, id. Att. 10, 1, 3: aliquem Romam, id. Fam. 7, 10 fin.: tribunos attrahi ad se jussit, Liv. 29, 9 fin.: uncus alae iniciendus paulatimque attrahendus est, Cels. 7, 29: magnes attrahens ferrum, Plin. 36, 16, 25, § 128: pulmo attrahens ac reddens animam, id. 11, 37, 72, § 188; so, spiritum attrahere, Vulg. Psa. 118, 131: vultus tuus colligit rugas et attrahit frontem, contracts, Sen. Ben. 6, 7 al.: quae causa attraxerit Arpos, Verg. A. 11, 250: sed quos fugit, attrahit unā, Ov. M. 14, 63: ducem Attrahite huc vinctum, id. ib. 3, 563: arcus, id. R. Am. 435: amnes attrahere auxilio sitientibus hortis, Col. 10, 24: attraxit eum in siccum, Vulg. Tob. 6, 4; ib. Ezech. 32, 20: jugum attrahere, to draw, bear, ib. Eccli. 28, 23.

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, id. 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.