English Thesaurus
(verb) 
Definition
to exert force on (an object) to draw it towards the source of the force
I helped pull him out of the water.
Synonyms
draw
He drew his chair nearer the fire.
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haul
A crane hauled the car out of the stream.
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drag
He got up and dragged his chair towards the table.
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trail
She came down the stairs, trailing the coat behind her.
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tow
He was using the vehicle to tow his trailer.
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tug
A little boy tugged at her sleeve excitedly.
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yank
She yanked the child back into the house.
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prise
We had to prise the story out of him.
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lug
Nobody wants to lug around huge heavy suitcases.
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wrest
She wrested the suitcase from the chauffeur's grasp.
Opposites
(verb) 
Definition
to remove or extract
Wes was in the yard pulling weeds when we drove up.
Synonyms
extract
He extracted a small notebook from his pocket.
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pick
He helped his mother pick fruit.
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remove
Remove the cake from the oven.
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gather
The people lived by fishing, gathering nuts and fruits, and hunting.
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take out
, ,
pluck
I plucked a lemon from the tree.
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cull
All this information had been culled from radio reports.
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draw out
Opposites
(verb) 
Definition
to attract a sexual partner
(informal)  The organizers have to employ performers to pull a crowd.
Synonyms
attract
Summer attracts visitors to the countryside.
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draw
The game is currently drawing huge crowds
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bring in
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tempt
Don't let credit tempt you to buy something you can't afford.
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lure
They did not realise that they were being lured into a trap.
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interest
This part of the book interests me in particular.
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entice
Retailers will try almost anything to entice shoppers through their doors.
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pull in
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magnetize
Opposites
, , ,
put you off
(verb) 
Definition
to strain or stretch
Dave pulled a back muscle and could hardly move.
Synonyms
strain
He strained his back during a practice session.
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tear
She tore the windscreen wipers from his car.
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stretch
Make sure you don't stretch the pastry as you ease it into the corners.
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rend (literary)
pain that rends the heart
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rip
I tried not to rip the paper.
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wrench
They wrenched open the passenger door and got into the car.
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sprain
He fell and sprained his ankle.
(noun) 
Definition
the act of pulling
The tooth must be removed with a firm, straight pull.
Synonyms
tug
My head was snapped backwards by a tug on my air hose.
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jerk
She gave the dog's lead a jerk.
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yank
Grabbing his ponytail, Shirley gave it a yank.
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twitch
He developed a nervous twitch.
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Opposites
(noun) 
Definition
the power to attract attention or support
No matter how much you feel the pull of the past, try to look to the future.
Synonyms
attraction
It was never a physical attraction, just a meeting of minds.
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appeal
It was meant to give the party greater public appeal.
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lure
The lure of rural life is proving as strong as ever.
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fascination
She had a charm and fascination all of her own.
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draw (informal)
The draw of India lies in its beauty.
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magnetism
There was no doubting the animal magnetism of the man.
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enchantment
The campsite had its own peculiar enchantment.
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drawing power
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enticement
The cash bonus is an added enticement for the bank's customers.
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allurement
(noun) 
Definition
the force used in pulling
the pull of gravity
Synonyms
, , ,
forcefulness
(noun) 
Definition
the act of taking in drink or smoke
He took a deep pull of his cigarette.
Synonyms
puff
She was taking quick puffs at her cigarette.
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drag (slang)
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(noun) 
Definition
power or influence
(informal)  Using all his pull in parliament, he obtained the necessary papers.
Synonyms
influence
They should continue to use their influence to push environmental reform.
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power
women who have reached positions of great power and influence
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authority
The judge has no authority to order a second trial.
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say
The students wanted more say in the running of the university.
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weight
That argument no longer carries much weight.
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muscle
He used his muscle to persuade Congress to change the law.
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sway
How can mothers keep daughters under their sway?
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prestige
Her work gained her international prestige.
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clout (informal)
The two firms wield enormous clout in financial markets.
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leverage
My position affords me the leverage to get things done.
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kai (New Zealand, informal)

Phrasal verbs

See pull back

Additional synonyms

in the sense of appeal
Definition
the power to attract, please, or interest people
It was meant to give the party greater public appeal.
Synonyms
seductiveness,
interestingness,
engagingness,
pleasingness
in the sense of authority
Definition
the power to command, control, or judge others
The judge has no authority to order a second trial.
in the sense of clout
Definition
power or influence
The two firms wield enormous clout in financial markets.
Synonyms
pull (informal),
mana (New Zealand)

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