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.
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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?
See also: attention, draw
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The whole point of tic-tac is to draw attention to oneself and since he was already going round London in dark glasses, deerstalker hat and mutton chop whiskers on a tricycle called Hermione (it had a stablemate called Hermeseta), McCririck was well into that.
"A reluctance to identify and draw attention to oneself has been suggested as an explanation for low take-up in these areas."