Expressions using Themes (e.g. Collocations, IELTS, Business English)

Collocations With The Word Draw

Collocations are words that usually go together in English.

Here we are going to look at words that go with the verb 'draw' to make useful and popular expressions you will hear in social and professional contexts.


Draw (in) a crowd/audience

To draw in a crowd or draw in an audience means to attract the attention of many people and make them interested in what you are saying or representing.

Examples

  • The premiere of the new sci-fi movie really drew a crowd to the cinema.
  • It is important when you're giving a presentation to draw in the crowd by asking questions.
  • The Magician's show was excellent. He really knew how to draw in the audience.


Draw a conclusion

To draw a conclusion means to come to an agreement or to reach a decision.

Examples

  • One can draw a conclusion after examining the data, that investing in female-led startups is proven to deliver excellent returns.
  • We should be careful not to draw too many conclusions based on one market survey.


Draw attention to

To draw attention to something means to attract attention or invite someone to look at or examine.

Examples

  • I'd like to draw your attention to the excellent facilities in our hotel, including a luxury swimming pool.
  • These bright colours really help to draw attention to our advertising campaign.


Draw criticism

If you draw criticism you are the subject of negative feedback or inviting criticism of your work.

Examples

  • If we don't work on reducing our carbon footprint, we will draw criticism from others in the industry.
  • The politician made some remarks he shouldn't have, and his mistake drew a lot of criticism from his rivals.


Drawn towards (an idea or method)

When you are drawn towards something - such as an idea or a method - you are in favour or in support of it.

Examples

  • I have to admit I am drawn towards the Finnish educational policy of not making children do any homework.
  • When buying a new car, I am always drawn towards Japanese imports.


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