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Synonyms for pull
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Wiktionary

  1. pullverb

    Synonyms:
    yank, withdraw, recall

  2. pullnoun

    Synonyms:
    score

  3. pullnoun

    to apply a force to (an object) so that it comes toward the person or thing applying the force

    He gave the hair a sharp pull and it came out.

    Synonyms:
    tug, yank

    Antonyms:
    shove, push

  4. pullnoun

    to persuade (someone) to have sex with one

    Synonyms:
    attraction, score

    Antonyms:
    repulsion

  5. pullnoun

    to remove (something), especially from public circulation or availability

    Each day, they pulled the old bread and set out fresh loaves.

    Synonyms:
    handle, knob, rope, lever

    Antonyms:
    push, button, push button

  6. pullverb

    to do or perform

    Synonyms:
    influence, carry out, do, execute, perform, complete, sway

  7. pullverb

    Appeal or attraction or (as of a movie star)

    I'll have to pull a part number for that.

    Synonyms:
    generate, obtain, get ones hands on, get hold of, retrieve, lay ones hands on, get

  8. pullverb

    Synonyms:
    tug, tow, drag, yank

    Antonyms:
    shove, repel, push

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pull

    One object draws another when it moves it toward itself or in the direction of its own motion by the exertion of adequate force, whether slight or powerful. To attract is to exert a force that tends to draw, tho it may produce no actual motion; all objects are attracted toward the earth, tho they may be sustained from falling. To drag is to draw against strong resistance; as, to drag a sled over bare ground, or a carriage up a steep hill. To pull is to exert a drawing force, whether adequate or inadequate; as, the fish pulls on the line; a dentist pulls a tooth. To tug is to draw, or try to draw, a resisting object with a continuous straining motion; as, to tug at the oar. To haul is to draw somewhat slowly a heavy object; as, to haul a seine; to haul logs. One vessel tows another. In the figurative sense, attract is more nearly akin to incline, draw to induce. We are attracted by one's appearance, drawn to his side. Compare ALLURE; ARRAY; INFLUENCE.

    See synonyms for DRIVE.

    Synonyms:
    allure, attract, drag, draw, entice, haul, incline, induce, lead, lure, tow, tug

    Antonyms:
    alienate, estrange, rebuff, reject, repel, repulse

    Preposition:
    To draw water from or out of the well; draw the boat through the water, to the shore; draw air into the lungs; draw with cords of love; the wagon is drawn by horses, along the road, across the field, over the stones, through the woods, to the barn.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. pull

    Synonyms:
    draw, drag, adduce, extract, tug, haul, pluck

    Antonyms:
    push, eject, extrude, propel

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pull, pullingnoun

    the act of pulling; applying force to move something toward or with you

    "the pull up the hill had him breathing harder"; "his strenuous pulling strained his back"

    Synonyms:
    puff, pulling, twist, wrench, drag, clout

    Antonyms:
    force, push

  2. pullnoun

    the force used in pulling

    "the pull of the moon"; "the pull of the current"

    Synonyms:
    puff, pulling, twist, wrench, drag, clout

    Antonyms:
    push, force

  3. pull, cloutnoun

    special advantage or influence

    "the chairman's nephew has a lot of pull"

    Synonyms:
    twist, slug, drag, poke, pulling, biff, lick, clout nail, puff, punch, wrench, clout

    Antonyms:
    push, force

  4. pullnoun

    a device used for pulling something

    "he grabbed the pull and opened the drawer"

    Synonyms:
    puff, pulling, twist, wrench, drag, clout

    Antonyms:
    push, force

  5. wrench, twist, pullnoun

    a sharp strain on muscles or ligaments

    "the wrench to his knee occurred as he fell"; "he was sidelined with a hamstring pull"

    Synonyms:
    turn, turn of events, spanner, drag, construction, device, gimmick, spin, twist, bend, clout, twisting, winding, wrench, wind, eddy, whirl, pulling, twirl, braid, puff, tress, kink, crook, plait

    Antonyms:
    force, push

  6. puff, drag, pullnoun

    a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke)

    "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"

    Synonyms:
    hassock, drag, comforter, powderpuff, pulling, clout, comfort, wrench, twist, quilt, puff, retarding force, pouffe, blow, whiff, ottoman, puff of air

    Antonyms:
    push, force

  7. pullverb

    a sustained effort

    "it was a long pull but we made it"

    Synonyms:
    puff, pulling, twist, wrench, drag, clout

    Antonyms:
    push, force

  8. pull, draw, forceverb

    cause to move by pulling

    "draw a wagon"; "pull a sled"

    Synonyms:
    absorb, take in, pressure, suck up, pull in, attract, get, overstretch, thread, quarter, ram, string, perpetrate, pull back, commit, depict, guide, describe, drag, disembowel, thrust, suck, delineate, deplumate, rive, make, hale, soak up, tie, cast, storm, get out, take out, drive, coerce, draw and quarter, root for, push, sop up, puff, reap, draw out, pass, squeeze, pluck, imbibe, impel, deplume, pull up, line, withdraw, pull out, force, draw, draw off, wedge, run, tear, rend, trace, extract, draw in, rip, displume, take up, eviscerate

    Antonyms:
    force, push

  9. attract, pull, pull in, draw, draw inverb

    direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes

    "Her good looks attract the stares of many men"; "The ad pulled in many potential customers"; "This pianist pulls huge crowds"; "The store owner was happy that the ad drew in many new customers"

    Synonyms:
    absorb, earn, take in, suck up, pull in, attract, get, overstretch, thread, quarter, pass, sop up, perpetrate, pull back, commit, depict, guide, describe, drag, disembowel, draw off, suck, retract, delineate, deplumate, rive, make, string, curl up, soak up, tie, reap, gain, get out, take out, appeal, realise, draw and quarter, root for, cast, puff, suck in, get in, draw out, clear, pluck, imbibe, take up, deplume, pull up, line, move in, withdraw, pull out, force, draw, bring in, run, tear, rend, trace, extract, curl, draw in, realize, close in, rip, displume, collect, eviscerate

    Antonyms:
    force, push

  10. pullverb

    move into a certain direction

    "the car pulls to the right"

    Synonyms:
    pull up, overstretch, extract, root for, force, draw out, rip, deplumate, get out, pluck, draw, displume, pull in, tear, perpetrate, commit, deplume, pull out, rive, take out, attract, rend, draw in

    Antonyms:
    push, force

  11. pullverb

    apply force so as to cause motion towards the source of the motion

    "Pull the rope"; "Pull the handle towards you"; "pull the string gently"; "pull the trigger of the gun"; "pull your knees towards your chin"

    Synonyms:
    pull up, overstretch, extract, root for, force, draw out, rip, deplumate, get out, pluck, draw, displume, pull in, tear, perpetrate, commit, deplume, pull out, rive, take out, attract, rend, draw in

    Antonyms:
    force, push

  12. perpetrate, commit, pullverb

    perform an act, usually with a negative connotation

    "perpetrate a crime"; "pull a bank robbery"

    Synonyms:
    dedicate, pull in, place, attract, overstretch, perpetrate, intrust, trust, commit, deplumate, force, rive, invest, draw out, get out, take out, institutionalise, give, root for, devote, institutionalize, pluck, charge, practice, deplume, pull up, confide, pull out, draw, consecrate, tear, rend, send, extract, entrust, draw in, rip, displume, put

    Antonyms:
    push, force

  13. draw, pull, pull out, get out, take outverb

    bring, take, or pull out of a container or from under a cover

    "draw a weapon"; "pull out a gun"; "The mugger pulled a knife on his victim"

    Synonyms:
    thread, withdraw, run, tie, deplume, draw, suck, absorb, displume, pull up, cast, deplumate, draw and quarter, reap, draw in, overstretch, escape, back down, bow out, root for, get out, pull back, disembowel, bring out, take up, omit, extract, get around, remove, rive, move out, sop up, take out, eviscerate, unpack, pull in, exclude, buy food, quarter, make, chicken out, pull out, get, describe, puff, rend, take away, soak up, pluck, drag, get off, take in, excerpt, attract, force, trace, get away, ask out, except, exit, get by, draw out, draw off, go out, rip, leave out, pass, line, invite out, guide, suck up, delineate, perpetrate, break, string, back off, leave off, depict, leave, tear, commit, imbibe

    Antonyms:
    force, push

  14. pullverb

    steer into a certain direction

    "pull one's horse to a stand"; "Pull the car over"

    Synonyms:
    pull up, overstretch, extract, root for, force, draw out, rip, deplumate, get out, pluck, draw, displume, pull in, tear, perpetrate, commit, deplume, pull out, rive, take out, attract, rend, draw in

    Antonyms:
    force, push

  15. pull, overstretchverb

    strain abnormally

    "I pulled a muscle in my leg when I jumped up"; "The athlete pulled a tendon in the competition"

    Synonyms:
    pull up, overstretch, extract, root for, force, draw out, rip, deplumate, get out, pluck, draw, displume, pull in, tear, perpetrate, commit, deplume, pull out, rive, take out, attract, rend, draw in

    Antonyms:
    force, push

  16. pull, drawverb

    cause to move in a certain direction by exerting a force upon, either physically or in an abstract sense

    "A declining dollar pulled down the export figures for the last quarter"

    Synonyms:
    absorb, take in, suck up, pull in, attract, get, overstretch, thread, quarter, string, perpetrate, pull back, commit, depict, guide, describe, drag, disembowel, suck, delineate, deplumate, rive, make, soak up, tie, cast, get out, take out, draw and quarter, root for, sop up, puff, reap, draw out, pass, pluck, imbibe, deplume, pull up, line, withdraw, pull out, force, draw, draw off, run, tear, rend, trace, extract, draw in, rip, displume, take up, eviscerate

    Antonyms:
    push, force

  17. pullverb

    operate when rowing a boat

    "pull the oars"

    Synonyms:
    pull up, overstretch, extract, root for, force, draw out, rip, deplumate, get out, pluck, draw, displume, pull in, tear, perpetrate, commit, deplume, pull out, rive, take out, attract, rend, draw in

    Antonyms:
    push, force

  18. pullverb

    rein in to keep from winning a race

    "pull a horse"

    Synonyms:
    pull up, overstretch, extract, root for, force, draw out, rip, deplumate, get out, pluck, draw, displume, pull in, tear, perpetrate, commit, deplume, pull out, rive, take out, attract, rend, draw in

    Antonyms:
    force, push

  19. rend, rip, rive, pullverb

    tear or be torn violently

    "The curtain ripped from top to bottom"; "pull the cooked chicken into strips"

    Synonyms:
    pull up, overstretch, extract, root for, cleave, force, draw out, rip, deplumate, get out, pluck, draw, displume, pull in, tear, perpetrate, split, deplume, pull out, rive, commit, attract, rend, take out, draw in

    Antonyms:
    force, push

  20. pullverb

    hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing

    "pull the ball"

    Synonyms:
    pull up, overstretch, extract, root for, force, draw out, rip, deplumate, get out, pluck, draw, displume, pull in, tear, perpetrate, commit, deplume, pull out, rive, take out, attract, rend, draw in

    Antonyms:
    force, push

  21. pluck, pull, tear, deplume, deplumate, displumeverb

    strip of feathers

    "pull a chicken"; "pluck the capon"

    Synonyms:
    roll, shoot, hook, pull in, attract, cull, overstretch, perpetrate, commit, rob, pick, snap, deplumate, rive, surcharge, soak, overcharge, pull off, buck, draw out, get out, take out, gazump, hustle, root for, bust, plunk, plume, pluck, charge, deplume, pull up, pick off, shoot down, pull out, force, draw, tear, rend, tweak, draw in, extract, rip, displume, rupture, fleece

    Antonyms:
    force, push

  22. extract, pull out, pull, pull up, take out, draw outverb

    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"

    Synonyms:
    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, get out, take out, press out, educe, back down, root for, buy food, bow out, exclude, protract, draw out, 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

    Antonyms:
    force, push

  23. pull, root forverb

    take sides with; align oneself with; show strong sympathy for

    "We all rooted for the home team"; "I'm pulling for the underdog"; "Are you siding with the defender of the title?"

    Synonyms:
    pull up, overstretch, extract, root for, force, draw out, rip, deplumate, get out, pluck, draw, displume, pull in, tear, perpetrate, commit, deplume, pull out, rive, take out, attract, rend, draw in

    Antonyms:
    push, force

  24. pullverb

    take away

    "pull the old soup cans from the supermarket shelf"

    Synonyms:
    pull up, overstretch, extract, root for, force, draw out, rip, deplumate, get out, pluck, draw, displume, pull in, tear, perpetrate, commit, deplume, pull out, rive, take out, attract, rend, draw in

    Antonyms:
    push, force

Editors Contribution

  1. hauling

    exert force on (someone or something) so as to cause movement towards oneself

    she hauled the laden basket up the slope

    Submitted by rinat on September 10, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. pullverb

    Synonyms:
    draw, haul, tug, drag

  2. pullverb

    Synonyms:
    pluck, gather

  3. pullverb

    Synonyms:
    tear, rend, draw apart

  4. pullverb

    Synonyms:
    tug, give a pull

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. pullverb

    Synonyms:
    draw, tug, haul, tow, drag, pluck, jerk, twitch

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How to use pull in a sentence?

  1. Matt Smith:

    After hitting that $80 level, which is a psychological level, we were seeing a little bit of a pull-back yesterday, and then rhetoric out of Saudi and Russia has only exacerbated the sell-off today.

  2. Mark Dubowitz:

    It wouldn't surprise me if the Iranians try to get a last-minute negotiation, they could pull a Kim Jong Un on Kim Jong, use the diplomacy to undermine the sanctions on the assumption that President Donald Trump is unlikely to escalate further if President Donald Trump's talking to Iran.

  3. Al Di Meglio of Barano:

    Gravity will pull all the toppings toward the middle.

  4. Ginni Kennedy:

    You could be the biggest skeptic in the world, and you listen to him in a room for 30 minutes, and you're ready to hand him all your money, i had faith that he'd continue to be able to pull those rabbits out of his hat.

  5. State John Kerry:

    There are a lot of different folks pushing in different directions out there, and the question is can we all pull in the same direction, that’s what we’re looking at.


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