Synonyms of 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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