Synonyms for (noun) extract

Synonyms: excerpt, excerption, extract, selection

Definition: a passage selected from a larger work

Usage: he presented excerpts from William James' philosophical writings

Similar words: passage

Definition: a section of text; particularly a section of medium length


Synonyms: extract, infusion

Definition: a solution obtained by steeping or soaking a substance (usually in water)

Similar words: solution

Definition: a homogeneous mixture of two or more substances; frequently (but not necessarily) a liquid solution

Usage: he used a solution of peroxide and water

Synonyms for (verb) extract

Synonyms: distil, distill, extract

Definition: extract by the process of distillation

Usage: distill the essence of this compound

Similar words: make, create

Definition: make or cause to be or to become

Usage: make a mess in one's office; create a furor


Synonyms: extract

Definition: calculate the root of a number

Similar words: compute, cipher, calculate, cypher, reckon, work out, figure

Definition: make a mathematical calculation or computation


Synonyms: excerpt, extract, take out

Definition: take out of a literary work in order to cite or copy

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: 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: express, extract, press out

Definition: obtain from a substance, as by mechanical action

Usage: Italians express coffee rather than filter it

Similar words: acquire, get

Definition: come into the possession of something concrete or abstract

Usage: She got a lot of paintings from her uncle; They acquired a new pet; Get your results the next day; Get permission to take a few days off from work


Synonyms: extract

Definition: separate (a metal) from an ore

Similar words: separate

Definition: divide into components or constituents

Usage: Separate the wheat from the chaff


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: extract

Definition: get despite difficulties or obstacles

Usage: I extracted a promise from the Dean for two new positions

Similar words: obtain

Definition: come into possession of

Usage: How did you obtain the visa?