Synonyms for (verb) draw out

Synonyms: prolong, protract, extend, draw out

Definition: lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

Usage: We prolonged our stay; She extended her visit by another day; The meeting was drawn out until midnight

Similar words: lengthen

Definition: make longer

Usage: Lengthen this skirt, please


Synonyms: draw out

Definition: cause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet"

Similar words: reach out

Definition: attempt to communicate

Usage: I try to reach out to my daughter but she doesn't want to have anything to do with me


Synonyms: extract, pull, pull out, pull up, draw out, take out

Definition: remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

Usage: pull weeds; extract a bad tooth; take out a splinter; extract information from the telegram

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: aspirate, suck out, draw out

Definition: remove as if by suction

Usage: aspirate the wound

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: educe, draw out, evoke, extract, elicit

Definition: deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

Usage: We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant

Similar words: construe, see, interpret

Definition: make sense of; assign a meaning to

Usage: What message do you see in this letter?; How do you interpret his behavior?


Synonyms: draw out

Definition: make more sociable

Usage: The therapist drew out the shy girl

Similar words: encourage

Definition: inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to