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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