draw out

Definitions of draw out
  1. verb
    make more sociable
    “The therapist drew out the shy girl”
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    type of:
    encourage
    inspire with confidence; give hope or courage to
  2. verb
    cause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet"
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    type of:
    reach out
    attempt to communicate
  3. verb
    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
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    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:
    elongate, lengthen
    make longer
  4. verb
    remove as if by suction
    synonyms: aspirate, suck out
    draw in, suck in
    draw in as if by suction
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    type of:
    remove, take, take away, withdraw
    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  5. verb
    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
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    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
  6. verb
    deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
    “We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant”
    synonyms: educe, elicit, evoke, extract
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    type of:
    construe, interpret, see
    make sense of; assign a meaning to
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