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extract

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of extract

  1. a part taken from a longer work the anthology includes a long extract from the epic poem Synonyms of extract excerpt, passageWords Related to extract clip, snippet, sound bite; citation, quotation; locus classicus, longueur, purple passage; context; sample, selection


extract

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of extract

  1. to draw out by force or with effort extracted a splinter from my hand Synonyms of extract corkscrew, prize, pry, pull, root (out), tear (out), uproot, wrest, wring, yank Words Related to extract mine, pluck, remove, take (out), withdraw Near Antonyms of extract implant, insert, install, instill; cram, jam, ram, stuff, wedge

Synonym Discussion of extract

educe, evoke, elicit, extract, extort mean to draw out something hidden, latent, or reserved. educe implies the bringing out of something potential or latent.
    • educed order out of chaos
evoke implies a strong stimulus that arouses an emotion or an interest or recalls an image or memory.
    • a song that evokes warm memories
elicit usually implies some effort or skill in drawing forth a response.
    • careful questioning elicited the truth
extract implies the use of force or pressure in obtaining answers or information.
    • extracted a confession from him
extort suggests a wringing or wresting from one who resists strongly.
    • extorted their cooperation by threatening to inform


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