withhold, keep back(verb)
hold back; refuse to hand over or share
"The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"
withhold, deduct, recoup(verb)
retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
"My employer is withholding taxes"
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.
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.
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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.
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 ].
There are some instances where doctors make black-and-white decisions based purely on the number on the thermometer, infants less than three months of age—if they have a fever, it’s a big deal. They get admitted to the hospital. If it’s 100.3 they don’t. So we’re making judgments on normal and abnormal temperatures based on information that may be inaccurate. This may lead us to overtreat some patients that don’t need to be treated and to withhold treatment from patients that should be treated.
It is absurd for elements within the Netanyahu government to suggest that building more settlements in the West Bank is the appropriate response to the most recent violence. It is also not acceptable that the Netanyahu government decided to withhold hundreds of millions of Shekels in tax revenue from the Palestinians, which it is supposed to collect on their behalf.
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.
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- إحتفاظ (بشيء) للنفس, إستئثار, كتمArabic
- ponechat siCzech
- einbehalten, zurückhalten, vorenthaltenGerman
- negar, retener, rehusarSpanish
- pitää, evätäFinnish
- visszatart, elhallgat, megtartHungarian
- meko, kaiponuMāori
- onthouden, onttrekkenDutch
- утаивать, удержать, умалчивать, удерживатьRussian
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