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
Australian, New Zealand 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 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
    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 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