What are some opposite words for withhold?

Antonyms for withhold
wɪθˈhoʊld, wɪð-

This page is about all possible antonyms and opposite words for the term withhold.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. withhold, keep back(verb)

    hold back; refuse to hand over or share

    "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"

    Synonyms:
    deduct, retain, restrain, keep back, recoup, hold back, keep, hold

  2. withhold, deduct, recoup(verb)

    retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments

    "My employer is withholding taxes"

    Synonyms:
    subtract, deduce, take off, recuperate, reimburse, infer, keep back, recoup, derive, recover, deduct

Wiktionary

  1. withhold(verb)

    Synonyms:
    retain

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. withhold

    Keep, signifying generally to have and retain in possession, is the terse, strong Saxon term for many acts which are more exactly discriminated by other words. We keep, observe, or celebrate a festival; we keep or hold a prisoner in custody; we keep or preserve silence, keep the peace, preserve order — preserve being the more formal word; we keep or maintain a horse, a servant, etc.; a man supports his family; we keep or obey a commandment; keep or fulfil a promise. In the expressions to keep a secret, keep one's own counsel, keep faith, or keep the faith, such words as preserve or maintain could not be substituted without loss. A person keeps a shop or store, conducts or carries on a business; he keeps or carries a certain line of goods; we may keep or restrain one from folly, crime, or violence; we keep from or refrain from evil, ourselves. Keep in the sense of guard or defend implies that the defense is effectual. Compare CELEBRATE; RESTRAIN.

    Synonyms:
    carry, carry on, celebrate, conduct, defend, detain, fulfil, guard, hold, keep, maintain, obey, observe, preserve, protect, refrain, restrain, retain, support, sustain

    Preposition:
    Keep in hand, in mind, in or within the house; from evil; out of mischief; keep to the subject; keep for a person, an occasion, etc.

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. withhold

    Antonyms:
    grant, afford, furnish, provide, allow, permit, encourage, incite, concede, lavish

    Synonyms:
    retain, keep, inhibit, cohibit, stay, restrain, refuse, stint, forbear, detain

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. withhold(v)

    Synonyms:
    refrain, abstain, refuse, deny

How to use withhold in a sentence?

  1. Susan Hennessey:

    If he tries to withhold even one word of the Mueller report from Congress, they are going to litigate this question to the absolute end of the earth.

  2. Nancy Pelosi:

    What happened in that phone conversation, that a president of the United States would withhold military assistance that was paid for by taxpayer money to essentially shake down the leader of another country unless he did him a favor -- it is so clear.

  3. Michael Lion:

    It would be consistent from my experience for (the Chinese authorities) to withhold information that they might believe could be used by counterparties in negotiations.

  4. The CEO:

    We made a principled decision that we're not going to withhold technology from institutions that we have elected in democracies to protect the freedoms we enjoy, we were very transparent about that decision and we'll continue to have that dialogue [ with employees ].

  5. Nancy Pelosi:

    The president has chosen fear. We want to start with the facts, the fact is, President Trump has chosen to hold hostage critical services for the health, safety and well-being of the American people and withhold the paychecks of 800,000 innocent workers across the nation, many of them veterans.

How to pronounce withhold?

Alex
Alex
US English
Daniel
Daniel
British
Karen
Karen
Australian
Veena
Veena
Indian

How to say withhold in sign language?

  1. withhold

Words popularity by usage frequency

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#416provide
#1202allow
#1732grant
#2955permit
#3433encourage
#6020afford
#15083furnish
#23641withhold
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#31636concede
#42683incite

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