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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Institute astrophysicist David Black said: "One question is, if there are predators we might be drawing attention to ourselves.
The very fact that they do this is in my opinion is extremely laudable and shows the kind of spirit we would wish to encourage in this land, to try and help those less fortunate than ourselves without needlessly drawing attention to ourselves for making the effort.
Quietly and without drawing attention to ourselves we moved away from the crowd and walked the two-kilometre road to Horvatkimle.
Brendan believes the only reason scootering isn't already huge is our ingrained Scottish fear of drawing attention to ourselves.
Apart from the sad souls who go on Blind Date, we're mostly people who hate drawing attention to ourselves.
If that fails, I'm afraid we may be going to have to find some other way of drawing attention to ourselves.