Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb draw_out

6 senses of draw out

Sense 1
draw out -- (cause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet")
       => reach out -- (attempt to communicate; "I try to reach out to my daughter but she doesn't want to have anything to do with me")

Sense 2
prolong, protract, extend, draw out -- (lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer; "We prolonged our stay"; "She extended her visit by another day"; "The meeting was drawn out until midnight")
       => lengthen -- (make longer; "Lengthen this skirt, please")

Sense 3
draw out -- (make more sociable; "The therapist drew out the shy girl")
       => encourage -- (inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to)

Sense 4
educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out -- (deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning); "We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant")
       => interpret, construe, see -- (make sense of; assign a meaning to; "What message do you see in this letter?"; "How do you interpret his behavior?")

Sense 5
aspirate, draw out, suck out -- (remove as if by suction; "aspirate the wound")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (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")

Sense 6
extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out -- (remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense; "pull weeds"; "extract a bad tooth"; "take out a splinter"; "extract information from the telegram")
       => remove, take, take away, withdraw -- (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")

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