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Synonyms and Antonyms of pull

  1. 1 the act or an instance of applying force on something so that it moves in the direction of the force <I gave the door such a pull that when it suddenly opened, I nearly fell backwards> Synonyms draw, haul, jerk, pluck, tug, wrench, yank Related Words drag, tow; hitch, twitch; grab, snatch Near Antonyms heave, shove, thrust Antonyms push

  2. 2 the power to direct the thinking or behavior of others usually indirectly <their lawyer supposedly has a lot of pull with the administration in Washington> Synonyms authority, clout, credit, heft, in, juice [slang], leverage, influence, sway, weightRelated Words counterinfluence; command, dominance, dominion, mastery, predominance, reign, scepter, sovereignty (also sovranty), supremacy; consequence, eminence, importance, moment; impact, impress, impression, imprint, markNear Antonyms helplessness, impotence, impotency, powerlessness, weakness

  3. 3 the more favorable condition or position in a competition <a political candidate with all of the pull that comes with a vast fortune and famous surname> Synonyms better, bulge, catbird seat, drop, edge, high ground, inside track, jump, advantage, stead, upper hand, vantage, whip handRelated Words allowance, head start, lead, leg up, margin, odds, start; ascendancy (also ascendency), command, dominance, mastery, predominance, superiority, supremacy, transcendence, transcendency; precedence, preference, prerogative, privilege, seniority; break, foothold, opportunity; benefit, blessing, boon, felicity, godsend, manna, windfallNear Antonyms detriment, stranglehold; disparity, imbalance, inequality, unevenness; disability, failing, impairment, shortcoming; bar, catch, check, clog, crimp, embarrassment, hindrance, hitch, hurdle, impediment, interference, let, manacle, obstacle, obstruction, rub, shackle, stop, trammel; lurch, setbackAntonyms disadvantage, drawback, handicap, liability, minus, penalty, strike



Synonyms and Antonyms of pull

  1. 1 to cause to follow by applying steady force on <a team of horses pulling a heavy wagon> Synonyms drag, draw, hale, haul, lug, tow, tug Related Words attract; heave, jerk, yank; carry, convey, ferry, move, transport Near Antonyms shove, thrust Antonyms drive, propel, push

  2. 2 to draw out by force or with effort <the dentist had to struggle to pull the tooth> Synonyms corkscrew, prize, pry, extract, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, wring, yankRelated Words mine, pluck, remove, take (out), withdrawNear Antonyms implant, insert, install, instill; cram, jam, ram, stuff, wedge

  3. 3 to injure by overuse, misuse, or pressure <lift the crate carefully, or you'll pull a muscle> Synonyms strain, rack, stretch, wrenchRelated Words fray, tax, weaken; damage, harm, hurt, impair, wound; batter, bruise, tear; cripple, lame, mangle, mutilate

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