One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Gently or subtly persuade someone to talk or become more expansive.‘she drew me out and flattered me’
encourage someone to talk, get someone to talk, persuade someone to talk, put someone at their easeView synonyms
- ‘But Hill drew him out, helped him clarify his clichés and energise his anecdotes.’
- ‘She could never, however, draw Gonzales out on what Juan's secret occupation was.’
- ‘Millar draws him out on the concept of reconciliation.’
- ‘‘Mary has been very good with her, drawing her out of herself and making sure she doesn't just hide away in the bedroom,’ she said.’
- ‘The real question is, what will happen if Paul Bremer draws him out on his approach to democracy?’
- ‘I don't think there was any problem in drawing Kirk out about any of his dalliances, his affairs.’
- ‘And during that time, Bhima transforms Tim's life, drawing him out, teaching him to be a father.’
- ‘If he said exactly the same thing in a dozen interviews, it was an indication that reporters were all asking the same questions, and then not drawing him out enough.’
- ‘Delia's final summary: ‘The sessions have been very motivating and positive and Susan and I were on the same wavelength; she made me relaxed and drew me out well.’’
- ‘We always have a problem drawing him out, but we keep inviting him back.’
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