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draw

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of draw

  1. 1 a situation in which neither participant in a contest, competition, or struggle comes out ahead of the other <the game ended in a draw> Synonyms dead heat, tie, stalemate, standoffRelated Words deadlock, impasse; seesaw; photo finish; horse race, toss-up

  2. 2 something that attracts interest <city fathers hoped that the new waterfront development would be a big draw for tourists> Synonyms attraction, magnet, lodestone (also loadstone)Related Words capital, center, cynosure, epicenter, mecca, pole, polestar; allure, allurement, bait, enticement, fascination, lure, temptation, turn-on; appeal, call; incentive, inducement, persuasion, spur, stimulus; curiosity, sight(s), spectacle

  3. 3 the act or an instance of applying force on something so that it moves in the direction of the force <took a draw on his cigarette and immediately started coughing> Synonyms pull, haul, jerk, pluck, tug, wrench, yankRelated Words drag, tow; hitch, twitch; grab, snatchNear Antonyms heave, shove, thrustAntonyms push




draw

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of draw

  1. 1 to make a representation of by producing lines on a surface <see if you can draw the bowl of fruit> Synonyms picture Related Words caricature, cartoon; crayon, ink, pencil; outline, profile; scrawl, scribble, sketch

  2. 2 to cause to follow by applying steady force on <draw a chair up to the fire and sit with us> Synonyms drag, pull, hale, haul, lug, tow, tugRelated Words attract; heave, jerk, yank; carry, convey, ferry, move, transportNear Antonyms shove, thrustAntonyms drive, propel, push

  3. 3 to give a representation or account of in words <a writer who draws characters with lifelike clarity> Synonyms delineate, depict, describe, image, limn, paint, picture, portray, render, set out, sketchRelated Words characterize, define, label, qualify, represent; demonstrate, illustrate; narrate, recite, recount, rehearse, relate, report, tell; display, exhibit, show; hint, suggest; draft, outline, silhouette, trace, vignette; summarize, sum up, touch off; redescribe, reimageNear Antonyms color, distort, falsify, garble, misdescribe, misrepresent, misstate, pervert, twist, warp

  4. 4 to receive as return for effort <draws a hefty weekly salary> Synonyms acquire, attain, bag, bring in, capture, carry, come by, earn, gain, garner, get, knock down, land, make, obtain, procure, pull down, realize, reap, secure, winRelated Words clear, gross, net; accomplish, achieve, notch (up), score; accumulate, amass, earn, rack up; catch, pick up; annex, occupy, take over; reacquire, reattain, recapture, regain, remakeNear Antonyms accord, give, grant, pay; give up, hand over, part (with), relinquish, surrender, yieldAntonyms forfeit, lose

  5. 5 to take away from a place or position <draw her aside so we can ask a quick question> Synonyms clear, remove, take out, withdrawRelated Words demount, dislodge; abstract, cut, draw off, draw out, extract, pull; budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, move, shift, transfer, transposeNear Antonyms mount; anchor, clamp, fix, hitch, moor, secure, set; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root; set up, site, situate, stickAntonyms place, position, put

  6. 6 to take the internal organs out of <hated the thought of having to pluck and draw a goose before cooking it> Synonyms clean, disembowel, gut, eviscerateRelated Words bone, dress; cut, excise, extract, remove, withdraw, yank; transplant

  7. 7 to shape with a hammer <drew the metal into a thin sheet by pounding it> Synonyms beat, hammer, forge, poundRelated Words chase, planish; fashion, form, knead, model, mold, pat, work; coin, mint, stamp; abate, boast, carve, chisel, cut, grave, hew, knap, sculpt, sculpture




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