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Synonyms for withhold
wɪθˈhoʊld, wɪð-

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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

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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. withhold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    restrain, keep in, rein in

  2. withhold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    retain, keep back

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. withhold(v)

    Synonyms:
    refrain, abstain, refuse, deny

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "withhold":

    retain, refuse, deduct, deny, hide

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#2422maintain
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#40155detain
#48321recoup
#86158recuperate
#90962forbear

How to use withhold in a sentence?

  1. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell:

    Presidents have a right to nominate just as the Senate has its constitutional right to provide or withhold consent, in this case, the Senate will withhold it.

  2. Herman Hoeksema (1886-1965):

    The Lord is a sun: He is the Source of all light and life. to live apart from Him is death, but His fellowship is life for us. And the Lord is a shield: He protects and preserves His people from all the powers of evil that seek their destruction. He does not in this life, remove all evil and affliction from them, but He gives them grace which is sufficient unto every need. He makes us taste His goodness even in the way of adversity and makes that way subservient to our glory. Never does He withhold any good thing from those that walk in His way.

  3. Bill Taylor:

    I have concern about a precedent having been set where we withhold security assistance to a country that is in a fight, is in a battle, is in a war. ... In particular with the Russians, one of our two big adversaries we have identified. So I have very great concern about that and I would be concerned about that in the future, i am concerned about a withholding of assistance for reasons that are not related to national security.

  4. 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.

  5. Bruce Goldfarb:

    It is difficult to wage a successful' withhold' campaign, however, in the case of Tribune Publishing, the' withhold' ratio was really high.


Translations for withhold

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • إحتفاظ (بشيء) للنفس, إستئثار, كتمArabic
  • ponechat siCzech
  • einbehalten, zurückhalten, vorenthaltenGerman
  • κατακρατώGreek
  • negar, retener, rehusarSpanish
  • pitää, evätäFinnish
  • visszatart, elhallgat, megtartHungarian
  • trattenereItalian
  • meko, kaiponuMāori
  • onthouden, onttrekkenDutch
  • утаивать, удержать, умалчивать, удерживатьRussian
  • رکھناUrdu
  • 扣留Chinese

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