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?
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'Many candidates and parties may exploit the large throngs of pilgrims visiting religious shrines or performing penitential acts to draw attention to themselves,' EcoWaste National Coordinator Aileen Lucero said in a statement.
In a release Tuesday, EcoWaste Coalition warned that candidates and parties may take advantage of religious shrines or penitential acts to draw attention to themselves by putting up posters or setting up water or emergency stations with their names and faces prominently shown.
However, many candidates and parties may exploit the large throngs of pilgrims visiting religious shrines or performing penitential acts to draw attention to themselves," said Aileen Lucero, National Coordinator, EcoWaste Coalition.
'Ordinarily, we would have ignored it knowing that all that they wanted to achieve was to draw attention to themselves.
Unfortunately, most of the institutions conferring the honourary doctorate degrees are foreign and not even accredited in their home countries, except that periodically, they come and identify some prominent people in the country and confer the awards on them when they can afford to exploit and draw attention to themselves (both recipients and awarding institutions).
"Cars parked in driveways overnight and left unlocked provide opportunities for thieves who move quietly and do not want to draw attention to themselves. However, cars parked in large, open parking lots during the day, such as at shopping centers or large recreational events, that have valuables left out in the open can entice thieves to break car windows to steal the items."
"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." Howells suggested covering up phones when not in use and using smaller, less noticeable handbags where possible.
"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.S.
They don't want to draw attention to themselves in case they're picked on.
"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. They even called each other by such American names as "Joe" and "Bob." The women were recognized by their tight skirts and heavy lipstick.
It's understood that the gang parked at the rear of the store in an effort to not draw attention to themselves.