withhold synonyms

Here's a list of possible synonyms and antonyms for the term withhold:


Princeton's WordNet

  1. withhold, keep back(verb)

    hold back; refuse to hand over or share

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

  2. withhold, deduct, recoup(verb)

    retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments

    Synonyms:
    withhold, 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.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. withhold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    restrain, keep in, rein in

  2. withhold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    retain, keep back

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

retain, refuse, deduct, deny, hide



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