Synonyms of draw in English:

draw


See definition of draw

verb

1‘he drew the house in his notebook’

SYNONYMS

sketch, make a drawing, make a drawing of, make a diagram, make a diagram of, pencil

portray, depict, delineate, outline, draft, rough out, illustrate, render, represent, trace, map out, mark out, plot, chart, design

do drawings

literary limn

2‘she drew her chair in to the table’

SYNONYMS

pull, haul, drag, tug, heave, trail, trawl, tow

Irish streel

informal yank, lug

archaic hale

ANTONYMS

push

3‘the train drew into Victoria Station’

SYNONYMS

move, go, come, walk, proceed, progress, travel, continue, advance, get, make it, make one's way, pass, make a move, drive

crawl, creep, inch, roll, glide, cruise, drift, nose

sneak, steal, slip, slink, sidle

bear, press, blow, forge, sweep, lurch, be carried

back

budge, stir, shift, change position

rare locomote

4‘the nurse drew the curtains’

SYNONYMS

close, shut, pull together, pull shut, pull to, draw to, lower

open, part, pull back, pull open, fling open, raise

5‘he drew some fluid off the knee joint’

SYNONYMS

drain, extract, withdraw, remove, suck, pump, siphon, milk, bleed, tap, void, filter, pour, tip, discharge, transfer

6‘he drew his gun and fired’

SYNONYMS

pull out, take out, bring out, draw out, produce, fish out, extract, withdraw

unsheathe

ANTONYMS

put away, put up

7‘I drew £50 out of the bank’

SYNONYMS

withdraw, take out

ANTONYMS

deposit

8‘while I draw breath’

SYNONYMS

breathe in, inhale, suck in, inspire, respire

9‘she was drawing huge audiences’

SYNONYMS

attract, interest, win, capture, catch the eye of, catch, catch hold of, hold, grip, engage, allure, lure, entice, invite

absorb, occupy, rivet, engross, fascinate, mesmerize, hypnotize, spellbind, bewitch, captivate, entrance, enthral, enrapture

10‘what conclusion can we draw?’

SYNONYMS

deduce, infer, conclude, derive, gather, glean

formal educe


noun

1‘she won first prize in the Christmas draw’

SYNONYMS

raffle, lottery, sweepstake, sweep, tombola, ballot

British trademark Instants

North American lotto, numbers game, numbers pool, numbers racket

NZ Australian tote, pakapoo

2‘the match ended in a draw’

SYNONYMS

tie, dead heat, stalemate

3‘the draw of central London is considerable’

SYNONYMS

attraction, lure, allure, pull, appeal, glamour, allurement, enticement, temptation, bewitchment, enchantment, charm, seduction, persuasion, fascination, magnetism

informal come-on


Phrases

    draw on

      ‘we can draw on centuries of experience’

      SYNONYMS

      call on, have recourse to, avail oneself of, turn to, look to, fall back on, rely on, make use of, exploit, use, employ, utilize, bring into play

    draw something out

      ‘they always drew their parting out’

      SYNONYMS

      prolong, protract, drag out, stretch out, spin out, string out, make something go on and on, extend, extend the duration of, lengthen, carry on, keep going, keep alive, continue

      archaic

      wire-draw

    draw someone out

      ‘show an interest in other people, draw them out with questions’

      SYNONYMS

      encourage someone to talk, get someone to talk, persuade someone to talk, put someone at their ease

    draw up

      ‘a car drew up beside us’

      SYNONYMS

      stop, pull up, come to a halt, come to a stop, halt, come to a standstill, brake, park, arrive

    draw something up

      1‘the police drew up a list of five or six suspects’

      SYNONYMS

      compose, formulate, frame, write out, write down, put in writing, put down, put down on paper, draft, prepare, think up, devise, work out, map out, plan, conceive, create, invent, originate, coin, design

      2‘he drew up his forces in battle array’

      SYNONYMS

      arrange, marshal, muster, assemble, group, order, range, rank, line up, parade, place, dispose, position, put into position, set out, array, set forth