draw attention to (oneself, someone, or something)

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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.
See also: attention, draw

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?
See also: attention, draw
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'This decision is practically the second or third attempt of Kosovo to draw attention to itself in this way - and its economic status.
| Motel Bar, Fleet Street It calls itself a "dive bar" and certainly doesn't draw attention to itself, but with HD TVs it's a good alternative to some of the louder, brasher venues.
As for the support at Bauer's wake, the team did not try to draw attention to itself and preferred to keep things quiet.
Boundary is a haunting novel, rich with the details of the families' daily lives and brilliant internal monologue, but the translation doesn't draw attention to itself, a common flaw in translators too conscious of the masterful prose they are rendering.
Buying a supermini-based crossover usually boils down to one key question: "Will I look a prize plum behind the wheel of it?" All too often the answer is yes, and buyers instead choose a more anonymous supermini alternative that doesn't draw attention to itself.
Cosmopolitan Hotel On the doorstep: SoHo The Cosmopolitan doesn't draw attention to itself but lives up to its name with rooms to suit everyone - families, couples or solo travellers.
"Will I look a prize plum behind the wheel of it?" All too often the answer is yes, and buyers instead choose a more anonymous supermini alternative that doesn't draw attention to itself. The Mazda CX-3 has enough about it that it never looks self-conscious or try-hard.
The score is subtle and doesn't draw attention to itself. His work is always original and helps contribute to the unique personality of the show."
It is a car that does not draw attention to itself - but have a second glance and consider the elegant lines and the quiet but well-designed sophistication.
"I wanted a kitchen that simply performed its function and didn't draw attention to itself," says Laurie.
The major surprise on first contact with the VXR8 is that it's really not the sort of car that likes to draw attention to itself
Towards the town, however, Turner Contemporary presents blank facades behind a concrete retaining wail: this is iconic architecture, after all, designed to draw attention to itself rather than be a polite neighbour.
The company enticed attendees by giving away the newly introduce Apple[R] iPad[TM] to draw attention to itself. The iPad had only become available in Europe a day earlier.
If you noticed it enough to comment on it, it wouldn't be doing its job, which is to serve the content, not draw attention to itself. Lisa Hochstein, our compositor and designer, has graced recent issues, including this one, with her artist's eye and touch.
I have taken courses in Canada, sitting with teenagers late into the evenings in a classroom in Mississauga, where a very enthusiastic tutor showed me how to make a word blink and draw attention to itself on my website just by typing in a few commands, or how to attach a counter to show how many people have wandered into my site.