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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I'D like to applaud the two letters from John Phillips (May 12) and DI Edwards (May 17) drawing attention to the talented Welsh Morfydd Llwyn Owen, who died at the tender age of 27.
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.
Drawing on this rich resource, Kelly is able to demonstrate in some detail how the play was staged in its Australian production as well as drawing attention to the textual changes made for an Australian audience.
According to David Ogilvy a good advertisement focuses entirely on attracting the consumer's attention to the product rather than drawing attention to itself.
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.
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.
Toward such a new statement, Robin Jacobs and Roy Speckhardt critique the old one, drawing attention to issues never contemplated by its creators.
Rather than drawing attention to the means of their construction, handmade films counteract the illusionism of mainstream cinema in much the same manner as other experimental strategies.
Thank you for drawing attention to the fascinating connection between avowed "Entertainment for Women" magazine Playgirl and the gay community.
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.