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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* Shortly after the flight took off, on the afternoon of Monday, September 17, Morris began drawing attention to herself and causing disruption by shouting and swearing, Brian McKenna, prosecuting said.
sip Du Ch rec ma clo an A sh bmot "But within half an hour, she was saying, 'I can't believe no one recognises me' - then making outrageous comments to people passing by and generally drawing attention to herself."
"But within half an hour she was overheard saying, 'This is crazy, I can't believe no one recognises me.' Weirdly, she then started making outrageous comments to people passing by and generally drawing attention to herself."
But by now she was drawing attention to herself with her endless buying of chocolate.
Amid omnipresent images of Chairman Mao, the era's paranoia is personified by Jing's mother (Xi Mei-juan), who, having already lost her husband (a political prisoner), is vigilant about controlling her immature daughter and her habit of drawing attention to herself. When Jing returns home and her mother finds out about the blossoming romance, she insists they separate until Jing completes her teacher training, at age 25.
There are some restrictions about how to advertise within the mobile home park, so Dewey stood outside its boundaries on Terry, drawing attention to herself as only Dorothy could.
But Honley's Melodie Staniforth - who has stood for the Monster Raving Loony Party in every poll since 1992 - has found another way of drawing attention to herself.
QIf Kate wants to avoid drawing attention to herself after Chrissie hacked off her hair, why is she walking around dressed like Norman Wisdom?
She spoke barely above a whisper,afraid of drawing attention to herself in case someone shouted how worthless and useless and ugly she was or spat at her or chose to ignore her for days on end.
"Some people didn't recognise her but she couldn't help drawing attention to herself by the horrendous amount she was eating.
The most interesting fact I discovered from reading this lamentable cobbling together of old interviews was when was Marilyn Monroe was travelling incognito - as if that were possible - she used the pseudonym Zelda Zonk as a means of not drawing attention to herself.
Her life has been dedicated to drawing attention to herself, to compensate for her lack of self-esteem.