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    Harper still draws strong emotions.

    Hi,
    The verb "to draw" has tenth of meanings. What's the best synonym for it in this sentence, please? Attract? Cause?
    Could you please provide other examples in which "draw" means the same it means in this sentence?
    Thanks.


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    Re: draw

    You need to provide more context when you ask questions. Harper's Bazaar magazine? Or is this some colloquial term for a person who 'harps on' about something (=talk or write persistently and tediously on a particular topic), hence a harper.

    Harper still draws strong emotions

    Oct 13, 2008 04:30 AM
    CHANTAL HÉBERT
    MONTREAL

    Thirty-seven campaign days later, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has definitively emerged as the most polarizing figure Canada has seen in almost two decades, eliciting negative emotions of a visceral strength not registered on the federal political scale since Brian Mulroney.
    Last edited by David L.; 13-Oct-2008 at 17:22.

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    Re: draw

    Quote Originally Posted by David L. View Post
    You need to provide more context when you ask questions. Harper's Bazaar magazine?

    Harper still draws strong emotions

    Oct 13, 2008 04:30 AM
    CHANTAL HÉBERT
    MONTREAL

    Thirty-seven campaign days later, Conservative Leader Stephen Harper has definitively emerged as the most polarizing figure Canada has seen in almost two decades, eliciting negative emotions of a visceral strength not registered on the federal political scale since Brian Mulroney.
    I'm sorry. I thought the sentence itself was enough to establish the context.
    I still have a few doubts about "to draw", please:
    1) does "to draw comparisons" mean the same as "to make comparisons"?
    2) is "to draw a cheque" an old-fashioned expression?
    Thanks a lot!

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