draw attention to

draw attention to (oneself, someone, or something)

To induce others to look at or focus on oneself, someone, or something. Because Alison was late, she crept into the conference room quietly, in an attempt to avoid drawing attention to herself. I put the blanket there strategically to avoid drawing attention to the stain on the couch.
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draw someone's attention to someone or something

to attract someone to notice or focus on someone or something. Now, I would like to draw your attention to Fred, the gentleman we have all heard so much about. Could I draw your attention to the statue standing at the entrance?
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Some draw attention to the desperate way in which he is grasping his hat.
Thus he requires constant watching, and the worst of it is, you dare not draw attention to his mistake, he is so shrinkingly sensitive about it.
On the contrary, from his point of view, any sudden chance would be likely to draw attention to himself.
There was a dentist's sign, among others, which adorned the entrance, and after staring a moment at the pair of artificial jaws which slowly opened and shut to draw attention to a fine set of teeth, the young gentleman put on his coat, took his hat, and went down to post himself in the opposite doorway, saying with a smile and a shiver, "It's like her to come alone, but if she has a bad time she'll need someone to help her home."
It seemed that Rachel herself had no suspicion that she was watched, or that there was anything in her manner likely to draw attention to her.
She appeared, indeed, to have felt an incongruous impulse to draw attention to her own striking observance of them.
However, its Auditors draw attention to the state of its Russian subsidiary "LTD KIT", created in 2015 to promote its exports in the Eurasian zone.
Summary: His idea was to draw attention to the unhygienic conditions and faulty sewage systems of the city.
We a very excited about the Smart Lid expansion to Iran as business owners of all sizes are always looking to deploy new packaging to draw attention to their brands," said Smart Lid founder George Bayss.
The Russian Energy Ministry held corresponding consultations with the [federal] subjects of the Russian Federation, with electric power industry entities, and I would like to draw attention to the organization of the relevant work, once again - checks of all the activities-additional testing and training," Novak said at the meeting on preparation for the fall-winter period, Sputnik reported.
APHA joined educators, community partners and other advocates in September to draw attention to the important role high school graduation and academic success can play for Washington, D.C.'s at-risk students.
The Solicitor General is mindful of the need to ensure that the jury's position is safeguarded and he wishes to draw attention to the risk of publishing material, including online, which could create a substantial risk that the course of justice in the inquests may be seriously impeded or prejudiced."
WEB users are to be given the power to kill a rat at the click of a button in an "art project" designed to draw attention to the use of unmanned fighter drones.
Washington, Sept 5 ( ANI ): In an attempt to draw attention to the current situation of Syria, Alyssa Milano has released her very own "sex tape" that holds a special message, regarding the war-torn country, for the viewers on FunnyorDie.com.
Colin said: "Apart from making it easier for us to spot anyone who gets lost on the course, we know that all new events need a logo and we also want to draw attention to the fact that men of all ages tend to neglect their health, often because they feel awkward or embarrassed about confronting or discussing their problems.