draw out

Primary Meanings of draw out

1.
v
make more sociable
2.
v
lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer
3.
v
remove as if by suction
4.
v
deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
Full Definitions of draw out
1

v make more sociable

“The therapist drew out the shy girl”
Type of:
encourage
inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to

v cause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet"

Type of:
reach out
attempt to communicate
2

v lengthen in time; cause to be or last longer

“The meeting was drawn out until midnight”
Synonyms:
extend, prolong, protract
carry, extend
continue or extend
Types:
extend
prolong the time allowed for payment of
temporise, temporize
draw out a discussion or process in order to gain time
spin, spin out
prolong or extend
Type of:
lengthen
make longer
3

v remove as if by suction

Synonyms:
aspirate, suck out
draw in, suck in
draw in as if by suction
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

v remove, usually with some force or effort; also used in an abstract sense

Synonyms:
extract, pull, pull out, pull up, take out
draw, get out, pull, pull out, take out
bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover
Types:
squeeze out, wring out
extract (liquid) by squeezing or pressing
demodulate
extract information from a modulated carrier wave
thread
remove facial hair by tying a fine string around it and pulling at the string
Type of:
remove, take, take away, withdraw
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
4

v deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)

“We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant”
Synonyms:
educe, elicit, evoke, extract
Type of:
construe, interpret, see
make sense of; assign a meaning to

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