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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ISLAMABAD -- World refugee day will be observed on June 20 around the world as a way of drawing attention to the immediate needs of refugees who often lack even the most basic necessities.
They agreed that the process of expanding contractual ties should be sped up, drawing attention to the trucking sector.
Summary: DUBAI -- Dubai Ladies Club will be celebrating the International Women's Day by drawing attention to women's health for a productive and happy life at the fourth annual Dubai Ladies Club Wellness Day on March 5.
A It also discussed developing the tourism movement in the two regions, the growing activity during autumn and implementation of a number of programmes and tourism convoys, in addition to, organizing a number of activities, offering summer discounts, drawing attention to the domestic tourism and encouraging it and drawing attention to the attractive tourism places.
On behalf of ChildLine, I thank all the students and staff who made the day such a success by creating fun activities to raise money for the children's helpline, ChildLine, and by drawing attention to ways of dealing effectively with bullies and bullying behaviour.
Sir - Thank you and Jane Hutt for drawing attention to 'bed-blocking' (Patients stuck in hospital, Western Mail, October 11).
In Rossi's last works each project seems to become monumental, drawing attention to itself rather than those aspects of his complex theories that dealt with the everyday texture of his native Milan.
The best sound works neither reject the visual nor succumb to it, but instead amplify differences among media and sensory modalities, drawing attention to sound as a semiautonomous power.
An onlooker said: "Kim was so close to the shore so baring her breasts and drawing attention to herself was very indiscreet.
SOCCER legend George Best yesterday helped to launch a new MPs' group drawing attention to liver disease.
The site is affiliated with the tiddler independent label Big Fish Network and does a pretty good job of drawing attention to its own and a few non-Japanese muzos without losing touch with the fun inherent in so much nonsense.
Rowe added racing was "shooting itself in the foot" by drawing attention to the incident.
By drawing attention to Raisin's bodily responses to the mysterious voices circulating about, Sherman emphasizes the holistic nature of Raisin's encounters, as a human body and nature come together.
On Friday, the Vatican released the pope's Lenten message, drawing attention to the problems of the world's homeless.
By drawing attention to information like payment deadlines, highlight color can help companies save money by reducing the need to print and send second and third invoices to collect late bills.