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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They can talk about Three Girls and about grooming and not draw attention to themselves.
However, most teenagers as well as adults dressing up as scary clowns are doing so not to incite violence, but to draw attention to themselves, according to Wagner.
Kevin Howells, chairman of the Motorcycle Crime Reduction Group, urged visitors from the GCC "not to draw attention to themselves.
This response reaction is then presented as a manifestation of aggression and proof of the menace, which, in turn, can be used to remind about themselves among the circles of the NATO and the EU, to draw attention to themselves from the U.
They don't want to draw attention to themselves in case they're picked on.
NATURALLY shy and aloof, many members of the indigenous Mangyan group on Mindoro Island try not draw attention to themselves.
Zoran Zaev turned his back to Macedonia today and confirmed that his intention is to see the crisis escalate because he and the people around him can function and draw attention to themselves only in a time of crisis," Dimovski said and added that by escaping the meeting in Vienna, Zaev showed that he was resolved to hold Macedonia hostage for a long time to come only to save his career.
By doing so, researchers said, popular people are able to suit themselves to diverse situations, to be more social and to draw attention to themselves.
The men dressed in suits with over-padded shoulders, wore wide, splashy ties (they painted them them-selves), let their hair grow long and flipped it with heated irons, made heavy-soled shoes from black-market leather, chewed gum (it was paraffin wax, since there wasn't any chewing gum), and assumed an unusual gait to draw attention to themselves.
It's understood that the gang parked at the rear of the store in an effort to not draw attention to themselves.
Some of them simply want to draw attention to themselves," he said.
If they are in a family situation where they are not paid attention, and if they have the ability to draw attention to themselves through social media and traditional media, [fires are] an opportunity to be in control, to have power - or so they think.
You will quickly realise someone is being overly dramatic as a way to draw attention to themselves.
The enthusiastic embrace of fancy dress seems to me to betray a person desperate to draw attention to themselves, but without the wit or imagination to do so by original means.
However, he said investigations revealed the four men pretended to be tourists, staying in a hotel in Naif, so as not to draw attention to themselves while they cased targets.