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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We're told not to wear loud clothes or shout to draw attention to ourselves because "if you can see a dinosaur, it's already seen you".
If we truly meant to hurt anybody, would we draw attention to ourselves by waving flags and smiling?
Janet said: "We want to draw attention to ourselves so we've invited the Marsden Brass Band's Junior section to come along and help us celebrate.
Jackson said: 'Possibly we did draw attention to ourselves because we were loud but we were not rude or racist to the lady.
But we wanted to draw attention to ourselves and it worked.
Not wishing to draw attention to ourselves as obvious strangers in town, we decided to dine indoors.
God wants us back from our fears during times of trial, the despair we experience in our suffering, from our annual Lenten fasts that draw attention to ourselves rather than to the God who saves us.
We're both humble peoples and often don't want to draw attention to ourselves.
I said, 'Listen everybody, if we don't do anything to draw attention to ourselves, then they're not going to get in our way.
The more we draw attention to ourselves, the greater the likelihood that clubs will come in for our top players like David Fernandez.
We want to draw attention to ourselves and the existence of the section.
We had to be undercover and not draw attention to ourselves.
The course examines the work of the Search for Extra Terrestrial Intelligence (SETI) project, and poses the question as to how safe it is to draw attention to ourselves.