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Definition 1: lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer - [verb of change]

Samples where draw out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We prolonged our stay
  • She extended her visit by another day
  • The meeting was drawn out until midnight

Synonyms for draw out in the sense of this definition

(draw out is a kind of ...) make longer

"Lengthen this skirt, please"

(... is a kind of draw out ) prolong the time allowed for payment of

"extend the loan"

(... is a kind of draw out ) draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time

"The speaker temporized in order to delay the vote"

(... is a kind of draw out ) prolong or extend

"spin out a visit"

(draw out has a similar meaning as ...) continue or extend

"The civil war carried into the neighboring province" "The disease extended into the remote mountain provinces"

Definition 2: cause to speak - [verb of communication]

Samples where draw out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet

(draw out is a kind of ...) attempt to communicate

"I try to reach out to my daughter but she doesn't want to have anything to do with me"

Definition 3: remove by suction - [verb of contact]

Samples where draw out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • aspirate the wound

Synonyms for draw out in the sense of this definition

(draw out is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(draw out has a similar meaning as ...) draw in as if by suction

"suck in your cheeks and stomach"

Definition 4: remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense - [verb of contact]

Samples where draw out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • pull weeds
  • extract a bad tooth
  • take out a splinter
  • extract information from the telegram

Synonyms for draw out in the sense of this definition

(draw out is a kind of ...) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

"remove a threat" "remove a wrapper" "Remove the dirty dishes from the table" "take the gun from your pocket" "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"

(... is a kind of draw out ) extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing

"wring out the washcloth"

(... is a kind of draw out ) extract information from a modulated carrier wave

(... is a kind of draw out ) remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string

"She had her eyebrows threaded"

(draw out has a similar meaning as ...) 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"

Definition 5: deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning) - [verb of creation]

Samples where draw out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant

Synonyms for draw out in the sense of this definition

(draw out is a kind of ...) make sense of; assign a meaning to

"What message do you see in this letter?" "How do you interpret his behavior?"

Definition 6: make more sociable - [verb of emotion]

Samples where draw out or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The therapist drew out the shy girl

(draw out is a kind of ...) inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

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