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.
See also: attention, draw

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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if well designed, the mining process can run in the background without drawing attention to itself. In the best case, the user will be unaware that there is any extra processing going on.
The early iterations of the adware required administrative privileges on the device to operate, but versions currently populating the Google Play Store do not, allowing the adware to serve its purpose without drawing attention to itself with requests for permissions.
You don't have to look too far for the digit between six and eight to be drawing attention to itself: Seven Year Itch, Seven Samurai, the Seven Dwarfs ...
Ortiz's reading of Henry Vmirrors the argument about staging blazon that Morrison and Uman's book asserts: by taking a lyric form and staging it, the blazon encourages and privileges the audience's visual experience of theatre, while simultaneously drawing attention to itself as a poetic device.
"Freudenberger brings impressive attributes to bear in her attempt to achieve [truthlikeness]: a powerful sense of empathy, of being able to imagine what it is to be someone else, to feel what someone else feels; an effective but unfussy writing style that avoids drawing attention to itself; and an international sensibility.
According to David Ogilvy a good advertisement focuses entirely on attracting the consumer's attention to the product rather than drawing attention to itself. This has become something of an axiom in the advertising world which must be adhered to.
It flapped wildly in the early-morning breeze and it seemed to be drawing attention to itself as if to say, "did you ever think you'd see the day?".
Zillah Bowes' lensing adheres to low-key cinema verite principles, seldom drawing attention to itself apart from the afore-mentioned burqa-eye-view.
It's still a rubbish name, but you can't deny it has done the job it was designed for - drawing attention to itself.
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 sound is simply natural and pleasant, never drawing attention to itself. The recording puts the music above all, which is as it should be.
There is even a commonness to the language of evil which serves the purpose of not drawing attention to itself.
The phrase rock and roll began as blues slang for sex, and whether that sexual energy has been physical, emotional, spiritual, or social, it's either coming from a straight man's perspective or drawing attention to itself because it's not all about traditional masculinity.
Competently assembled tech package, achieving an upmarket TV-doc look, gets the message across without drawing attention to itself.
The campus is characterized by object buildings, each intent on drawing attention to itself as well as often commemorating a benefactor and their family.