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Synonyms for draw

Synonyms for (noun) draw

Synonyms: draw, haul, haulage Definition: the act of drawing or hauling something Usage: the haul up the hill went very slowly

Similar words: pull, pulling Definition: the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you Usage: the pull up the hill had him breathing harder; his strenuous pulling strained his back

Synonyms: draw, draw poker Definition: poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer Usage: he played only draw and stud

Similar words: poker, poker game Definition: any of various card games in which players bet that they hold the highest-ranking hand

Synonyms: draw, draw play Definition: (American football) the quarterback moves back as if to pass and then hands the ball to the fullback who is running toward the line of scrimmage

Similar words: run, running, running game, running play Definition: (American football) a play in which a player attempts to carry the ball through or past the opposing team Usage: the defensive line braced to stop the run; the coach put great emphasis on running

Synonyms: draw, hook, hooking Definition: a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer Usage: he took lessons to cure his hooking

Similar words: swing, golf shot, golf stroke Definition: the act of swinging a golf club at a golf ball and (usually) hitting it

Synonyms: draw Definition: a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack Usage: he got a pair of kings in the draw

Similar words: playing card Definition: one of a pack of cards that are used to play card games

Synonyms: draw, lot Definition: anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random Usage: the luck of the draw; they drew lots for it

Similar words: physical object, object Definition: a tangible and visible entity; an entity that can cast a shadow Usage: it was full of rackets, balls and other objects

Synonyms: draw, tie, standoff Definition: the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided Usage: the game ended in a draw; their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie

Similar words: finish Definition: designated event that concludes a contest (especially a race) Usage: excitement grew as the finish neared; my horse was several lengths behind at the finish; the winner is the team with the most points at the finish

Synonyms: draw Definition: a gully that is shallower than a ravine

Similar words: gully Definition: deep ditch cut by running water (especially after a prolonged downpour)

Synonyms: draw, drawing card, attracter, attraction, attractor Definition: an entertainer who attracts large audiences Usage: he was the biggest drawing card they had

Similar words: entertainer Definition: a person who tries to please or amuse

Synonyms for (verb) draw

Synonyms: draw Definition: cause to localize at one point Usage: Draw blood and pus

Similar words: localise, localize Definition: restrict something to a particular area

Synonyms: draw Definition: flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching Usage: draw steel

Similar words: shape, form Definition: give shape or form to Usage: shape the dough; form the young child's character

Synonyms: disembowel, draw, eviscerate Definition: remove the entrails of Usage: draw a chicken

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Synonyms: draw Definition: steep; pass through a strainer Usage: draw pulp from the fruit

Similar words: steep, infuse Definition: let sit in a liquid to extract a flavor or to cleanse Usage: steep the blossoms in oil; steep the fruit in alcohol

Synonyms: draw Definition: reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die Usage: draw wire

Similar words: thin Definition: make thin or thinner Usage: Thin the solution

Synonyms: draw Definition: contract Usage: The material drew after it was washed in hot water

Similar words: deform, change form, change shape Definition: assume a different shape or form

Synonyms: draw Definition: bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition Usage: She was drawn to despair; The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum; The session was drawn to a close

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms: draw Definition: select or take in from a given group or region Usage: The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population

Similar words: select, choose, take, pick out Definition: pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives Usage: Take any one of these cards; Choose a good husband for your daughter; She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her

Synonyms: draw, make Definition: make, formulate, or derive in the mind Usage: I draw a line here; draw a conclusion; draw parallels; make an estimate; What do you make of his remarks?

Similar words: create by mental act, create mentally Definition: create mentally and abstractly rather than with one's hands

Synonyms: depict, describe, draw Definition: give a description of Usage: He drew an elaborate plan of attack

Similar words: exposit, expound, set forth Definition: state Usage: set forth one's reasons

Synonyms: draw, cast Definition: choose at random Usage: draw a card; cast lots

Similar words: go, move Definition: have a turn; make one's move in a game Usage: Can I go now?

Synonyms: tie, draw Definition: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc. Usage: The teams drew a tie

Similar words: equal, equalise, equalize, equate, match Definition: make equal, uniform, corresponding, or matching Usage: let's equalize the duties among all employees in this office; The company matched the discount policy of its competitors

Synonyms: puff, drag, draw Definition: suck in or take (air) Usage: draw a deep breath; draw on a cigarette

Similar words: breathe in, inhale, inspire Definition: draw in (air) Usage: Inhale deeply; inhale the fresh mountain air; The patient has trouble inspiring; The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well

Synonyms: draw Definition: move or pull so as to cover or uncover something Usage: draw the shades; draw the curtains

Similar words: close, shut Definition: move so that an opening or passage is obstructed; make shut Usage: Close the door; shut the window

Synonyms: draw, pull back Definition: stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow) Usage: The archers were drawing their bows

Similar words: stretch Definition: pull in opposite directions Usage: During the Inquisition, the torturers would stretch their victims on a rack

Synonyms: draw, string, thread Definition: thread on or as if on a string Usage: string pearls on a string; the child drew glass beads on a string; thread dried cranberries

Similar words: set up, arrange Definition: put into a proper or systematic order Usage: arrange the books on the shelves in chronological order

Synonyms: pull, force, draw Definition: cause to move by pulling Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled

Similar words: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: draw, draw in, pull, pull in, attract Definition: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes Usage: Her good looks attract the stares of many men; The ad pulled in many potential customers; This pianist pulls huge crowds; The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers

Similar words: pull, force, draw Definition: cause to move by pulling Usage: draw a wagon; pull a sled

Synonyms: trace, delineate, describe, draw, line Definition: make a mark or lines on a surface Usage: draw a line; trace the outline of a figure in the sand

Similar words: mark Definition: make or leave a mark on Usage: the scouts marked the trail; ash marked the believers' foreheads

Synonyms: draw, get Definition: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher Usage: He drew a base on balls

Similar words: set up, effect, effectuate Definition: produce Usage: The scientists set up a shock wave

Synonyms: draw Definition: engage in drawing Usage: He spent the day drawing in the garden

Similar words: create Definition: pursue a creative activity; be engaged in a creative activity Usage: Don't disturb him--he is creating

Synonyms: draw Definition: represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface Usage: She drew an elephant; Draw me a horse

Similar words: represent, interpret Definition: create an image or likeness of Usage: The painter represented his wife as a young girl

Synonyms: draw Definition: write a legal document or paper Usage: The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office

Similar words: compose, write, indite, pen Definition: produce a literary work Usage: She composed a poem; He wrote four novels

Synonyms: draw Definition: elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc. Usage: The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans; The comedian drew a lot of laughter

Similar words: kindle, elicit, enkindle, evoke, fire, arouse, raise, provoke Definition: call forth (emotions, feelings, and responses) Usage: arouse pity; raise a smile; evoke sympathy

Synonyms: take out, draw Definition: take liquid out of a container or well Usage: She drew water from the barrel

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Synonyms: pull, pull out, take out, get out, draw Definition: bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover Usage: draw a weapon; pull out a gun; The mugger pulled a knife on his victim

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Synonyms: draw Definition: move or go steadily or gradually Usage: The ship drew near the shore

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast

Synonyms: draw Definition: cause to flow Usage: The nurse drew blood

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Synonyms: draw, pull Definition: cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense Usage: A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter

Similar words: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: reap, draw Definition: get or derive Usage: He drew great benefits from his membership in the association

Similar words: derive, gain Definition: obtain Usage: derive pleasure from one's garden

Synonyms: withdraw, draw, draw off, take out Definition: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source) Usage: She drew $2,000 from the account; The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment

Synonyms: quarter, draw, draw and quarter Definition: pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him Usage: in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes

Similar words: kill Definition: cause to die; put to death, usually intentionally or knowingly Usage: This man killed several people when he tried to rob a bank; The farmer killed a pig for the holidays

Synonyms: draw Definition: require a specified depth for floating Usage: This boat draws 70 inches

Similar words: take, necessitate, need, ask, require, postulate, call for, involve, demand Definition: require as useful, just, or proper Usage: It takes nerve to do what she did; success usually requires hard work; This job asks a lot of patience and skill; This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice; This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert; This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent

Synonyms: draw Definition: allow a draft Usage: This chimney draws very well

Similar words: be Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun) Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer