Synonyms of draw in English:



  • 1 he drew the house
    sketch, make a drawing (of), delineate, outline, draft, rough out, illustrate, render, represent, trace; portray, depict
  • 2 she drew her chair closer to the fire
    pull, haul, drag, tug, heave, lug, trail, tow
    informal yank
  • 3 the train drew into the station
    move, go, come, proceed, progress, travel, advance, pass, drive; inch, roll, glide, cruise; forge, sweep; back
  • 4 she drew the curtains
    close, shut, lower; open, part, pull back, pull open, fling open, raise
  • 5 the doctor drew some fluid off the knee
    drain, extract, withdraw, remove, suck, pump, siphon, milk, bleed, tap; Medicineaspirate
  • 6 he drew his gun
    pull out, take out, produce, fish out, extract, withdraw; unsheathe
  • 7 I drew on my line of credit
    withdraw, take out
  • 8 while I draw breath
    breathe in, inhale, inspire, respire
  • 9 she was drawing huge audiences
    attract, interest, win, capture, catch, engage, lure, entice; absorb, occupy, rivet, engross, fascinate, mesmerize, spellbind, captivate, enthrall, grip
  • 10 what conclusion can we draw?
    deduce, infer, conclude, derive, gather, glean
  • noun

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  • 1 the match ended in a draw
    tie, dead heat, stalemate
  • 2 the draw of the city
  • Phrases

    draw on

    you can always draw on your carpentry skillscall onhave recourse toavail oneself ofturn tolook tofall back onrely onexploituseemployutilizebring into play

    draw out

  • 1.1 he drew out a gun See sense 6 of the verb
  • 2.1 they always drew out their goodbyes
  • 3.1 you'll have to carefully draw him out with specific questions
    encourage to talk, put at ease
  • draw up

  • 1.1 a car drew up beside us
    stop, pull up, halt, come to a standstill, brake, park; arrive
  • 2.1 we drew up a list
    compose, formulate, frame, write down, draft, prepare, think up, devise, work out; create, invent, design
  • 3.1 he drew up his forces in battle array
    arrange, marshal, muster, assemble, group, order, range, rank, line up, dispose, position, array
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