A metal plate is attracted and stuck to a magnet.

I am trying to rewrite this such that a magnet is the subject. My example is as follows:

A magnet attracts and holds a metal plate.

Is there a single word equivalent in meaning to "attract and hold"?

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Magnets commonly either attract or pull objects. They can also repel/repulse objects. Small ones can stick to objects.

I think that the function of holding isn't that a magnet actually has, a magnet keeps pulling or attracting objects continuously even when they are already stuck to it.

In my opinion the use of either word is more than enough to describe what a magnet does.

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