cause to speak, "Can you draw her out--she is always so quiet"
prolong, protract, extend, draw out(verb)
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"
evoke, widen, run, lead, continue, aspirate, elicit, poke out, extend, suck out, stretch out, offer, put out, take out, educe, carry, pull out, go, stretch, protract, stretch forth, pass, keep up, reach out, pull up, unfold, exsert, gallop, expand, cover, prolong, strain, extract, sustain, hold out, pull, broaden
make more sociable
"The therapist drew out the shy girl"
educe, evoke, elicit, extract, draw out(verb)
deduce (a principle) or construe (a meaning)
"We drew out some interesting linguistic data from the native informant"
kindle, express, evoke, arouse, put forward, distill, provoke, enkindle, suggest, paint a picture, stir, suck out, elicit, aspirate, conjure, extend, fire, distil, pull, take out, press out, conjure up, educe, kick up, protract, raise, call down, pull up, call forth, invoke, derive, pull out, bring up, excerpt, prolong, extract
aspirate, draw out, suck out(verb)
remove as if by suction
"aspirate the wound"
extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw out(verb)
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"
except, ask out, remove, leave out, express, evoke, pull in, draw up, attract, distill, overstretch, invite out, perpetrate, commit, prolong, take away, aspirate, move out, elicit, deplumate, force, rive, leave off, extend, suck out, distil, straighten up, pull, get out, take out, press out, educe, back down, root for, buy food, bow out, exclude, protract, back off, pluck, chicken out, deplume, pull up, withdraw, pull out, draw, draw off, excerpt, unpack, tear, rend, extract, draw in, rip, displume, haul up, omit
English Synonyms and Antonyms
To protract is to cause to occupy a longer time than is usual, expected, or desirable. We defer a negotiation which we are slow to enter upon; we protract a negotiation which we are slow to conclude; delay may be used of any stage in the proceedings; we may delay a person as well as an action, but defer and protract are not used of persons. Elongate is not used of actions or abstractions, but only of material objects or extension in space; protract is very rarely used of concrete objects or extension in space; we elongate a line, protract a discussion. Protract has usually an unfavorable sense, implying that the matter referred to is already unduly long, or would be so if longer continued; continue is neutral, applying equally to the desirable or the undesirable. Postpone implies a definite intention to resume, as defer also does, though less decidedly; both are often used with some definite limitation of time; as, to postpone till, until, or to a certain day or hour. One may defer, delay, or postpone a matter intelligently and for good reason; he procrastinates through indolence and irresolution. Compare HINDER.
To protract a speech by verbosity, through an unreasonable time, to, till, or until a late hour.
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