Synonyms for draw


1. draw, gully
usage: a gully that is shallower than a ravine
2. drawing card, draw, attraction, attractor, attracter, entertainer
usage: an entertainer who attracts large audiences; "he was the biggest drawing card they had"
3. draw, standoff, tie, finish
usage: the finish of a contest in which the score is tied and the winner is undecided; "the game ended in a draw"; "their record was 3 wins, 6 losses and a tie"
4. draw, lot, object, physical object
usage: anything (straws or pebbles etc.) taken or chosen at random; "the luck of the draw"; "they drew lots for it"
5. draw, playing card
usage: a playing card or cards dealt or taken from the pack; "he got a pair of kings in the draw"
6. hook, draw, hooking, golf stroke, golf shot, swing
usage: a golf shot that curves to the left for a right-handed golfer; "he took lessons to cure his hooking"
7. draw, draw play, run, running, running play, running game
usage: (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
8. draw, draw poker, poker, poker game
usage: poker in which a player can discard cards and receive substitutes from the dealer; "he played only draw and stud"
9. draw, haul, haulage, pull, pulling
usage: the act of drawing or hauling something; "the haul up the hill went very slowly"


1. pull, draw, force, move, displace
usage: cause to move by pulling; "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"
2. reap, draw, derive, gain
usage: get or derive; "He drew great benefits from his membership in the association"
3. trace, draw, line, describe, delineate, mark
usage: make a mark or lines on a surface; "draw a line"; "trace the outline of a figure in the sand"
4. draw, make, create by mental act, create mentally
usage: make, formulate, or derive in the mind; "I draw a line here"; "draw a conclusion"; "draw parallels"; "make an estimate"; "What do you make of his remarks?"
5. draw, pull, pull out, get out, take out, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover; "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"
6. draw, represent, interpret
usage: represent by making a drawing of, as with a pencil, chalk, etc. on a surface; "She drew an elephant"; "Draw me a horse"
7. draw, take out, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: take liquid out of a container or well; "She drew water from the barrel"
8. describe, depict, draw, set forth, expound, exposit
usage: give a description of; "He drew an elaborate plan of attack"
9. draw, choose, take, select, pick out
usage: select or take in from a given group or region; "The participants in the experiment were drawn from a representative population"
10. draw, arouse, elicit, enkindle, kindle, evoke, fire, raise, provoke
usage: elicit responses, such as objections, criticism, applause, etc.; "The President's comments drew sharp criticism from the Republicans"; "The comedian drew a lot of laughter"
11. puff, drag, draw, inhale, inspire, breathe in
usage: suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"
12. draw, travel, go, move, locomote
usage: move or go steadily or gradually; "The ship drew near the shore"
13. withdraw, draw, take out, draw off, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source); "She drew $2,000 from the account"; "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
14. draw, cast, move, go
usage: choose at random; "draw a card"; "cast lots"
15. draw, get, effect, effectuate, set up
usage: earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher; "He drew a base on balls"
16. draw, change, alter, modify
usage: bring or lead someone to a certain action or condition; "She was drawn to despair"; "The President refused to be drawn into delivering an ultimatum"; "The session was drawn to a close"
17. draw, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: cause to flow; "The nurse drew blood"
18. draw, write, compose, pen, indite
usage: write a legal document or paper; "The deed was drawn in the lawyer's office"
19. draw, create
usage: engage in drawing; "He spent the day drawing in the garden"
20. draw, close, shut
usage: move or pull so as to cover or uncover something; "draw the shades"; "draw the curtains"
21. draw, be
usage: allow a draft; "This chimney draws very well"
22. draw, necessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand
usage: require a specified depth for floating; "This boat draws 70 inches"
23. draw, quarter, draw and quarter, kill
usage: pull (a person) apart with four horses tied to his extremities, so as to execute him; "in the old days, people were drawn and quartered for certain crimes"
24. pull, draw, move, displace
usage: cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense; "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"
25. absorb, suck, imbibe, soak up, sop up, suck up, draw, take in, take up
usage: take in, also metaphorically; "The sponge absorbs water well"; "She drew strength from the minister's words"
26. attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw in, pull, draw, force
usage: direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes; "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"
27. string, thread, draw, arrange, set up
usage: thread on or as if on a string; "string pearls on a string"; "the child drew glass beads on a string"; "thread dried cranberries"
28. pull back, draw, stretch
usage: stretch back a bowstring (on an archer's bow); "The archers were drawing their bows"
29. guide, run, draw, pass
usage: pass over, across, or through; "He ran his eyes over her body"; "She ran her fingers along the carved figurine"; "He drew her hair through his fingers"
30. tie, draw, equal, match, equalize, equalise, equate
usage: finish a game with an equal number of points, goals, etc.; "The teams drew a tie"
31. draw, change shape, change form, deform
usage: contract; "The material drew after it was washed in hot water"
32. draw, thin
usage: reduce the diameter of (a wire or metal rod) by pulling it through a die; "draw wire"
33. draw, steep, infuse
usage: steep; pass through a strainer; "draw pulp from the fruit"
34. disembowel, eviscerate, draw, remove, take, take away, withdraw
usage: remove the entrails of; "draw a chicken"
35. draw, shape, form
usage: flatten, stretch, or mold metal or glass, by rolling or by pulling it through a die or by stretching; "draw steel"
36. draw, localize, localise
usage: cause to localize at one point; "Draw blood and pus"
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