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

How to use withhold in a sentence?

  1. Josh Geltzer:

    These redactions at least raise eyebrows. The categories that the Freedom of Information Act allows the government to withhold are sufficiently vague that it's hard to say whether these redactions were actually in violation of that law, but does it appear suspicious given the damning nature of what was withheld, and the current government's obvious motivation for withholding it.

  2. Paul Wilson:

    My nightmare continues, none of the other stuff that's involved the jailhouse informants talking to somebody, the evidence the sheriffs withheld or did not withhold who cares? The fundamentals of the case is that he killed those eight people that day and he needs to pay for that.

  3. Sudirman Said:

    The dilemma is this: if we continue to withhold (exports) they won't complete the smelter projects and everyone loses.

  4. Hunter Biden:

    The idea that someone would call a head of a foreign state, ahead of time withhold significant military aid that's badly needed in order to prevent the Russian separatists who are in Ukraine, from taking over Ukraine, and then ask basically can you cooperate with Rudy Giuliani -- Rudy Giuliani's coming over.

  5. Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich:

    Trump is going to be at a crossroads by March 16. Do I become Reagan or become Goldwater? he has to recognize they have the ability to withhold their support.

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