withhold, keep back(verb)
hold back; refuse to hand over or share
deduct, retain, restrain, withhold, keep back, recoup, hold back, keep, hold
withhold, deduct, recoup(verb)
retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
withhold, subtract, deduce, take off, recuperate, reimburse, infer, keep back, recoup, derive, recover, deduct
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
carry, carry on, celebrate, conduct, defend, detain, fulfil, guard, hold, keep, maintain, obey, observe, preserve, protect, refrain, restrain, retain, support, sustain
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.
Dictionary of English Synonymes
restrain, keep in, rein in
retain, keep back
PPDB, the paraphrase database
List of paraphrases:
retain, refuse, deduct, deny, hide