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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In living a Christian life we do not need "to build great works or draw attention to ourselves with extraordinary gestures.
"We were told not to draw attention to ourselves so were only allowed outside in the yard every so often and had to stay silent when we elves tside en hen were.
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?
"I felt being a Muslim, we're supposed to cover, we're supposed to be modest, we're not supposed to draw attention to ourselves and so [performing] was the opposite."
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.
The 17-year-old said the retaliation was to make a point about freedom and not to "draw attention to ourselves".
Do you think it's dangerous to draw attention to ourselves?
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.
The actorly lot stride around bellowing, while the rest of us look on in horror and try not to draw attention to ourselves. I find myself by a chair, pointing speechlessly, my mental thesaurus rejecting everything from Aardvark to Xylophone.
"We're both humble peoples and often don't want to draw attention to ourselves."