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Synonyms for withhold
wɪθˈhoʊld, wɪð-with·hold

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Wiktionary

  1. withholdverb

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. withhold, keep backverb

    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, recoupverb

    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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. withholdverb

    Synonyms:
    restrain, keep in, rein in

  2. withholdverb

    Synonyms:
    retain, keep back

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. withholdverb

    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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#656keep
#1001stay
#1275hold
#2157protect
#2412carry
#2422maintain
#2645conduct
#2880hide
#3541guard
#6356recover
#6691celebrate
#6750preserve
#6857retain
#7367refuse
#7591observe
#7739defend
#7851deny
#11256sustain
#13184derive
#14320obey
#17539refrain
#17901inhibit
#18875fulfil
#20729subtract
#22480deduct
#23578reimburse
#23641withhold
#24816infer
#28795stint
#30094restrain
#35045deduce
#40155detain
#48321recoup
#86158recuperate
#90962forbear

How to use withhold in a sentence?

  1. Doug Fierberg:

    It needs to be changed nationally, because parents and students are entitled to timely and accurate information about the risks they face. And universities have no basis, morally or legally, to withhold that information from the university community.

  2. Adam Schiff:

    I'll say something even more concerning to me, and that is the intelligence community is beginning to withhold documents from Congress on the issue of Ukraine. They appear to be succumbing to pressure from President Donald Trump administration.

  3. Brett Eagleson:

    We want to see tangible proof before the 20th anniversary of 9/11 that this Administration is truly committed to transparency, these documents involve a terrorist attack that occurred 20 years ago, and there is no justification to withhold them.

  4. Mitch McConnell:

    It is a president's constitutional right to nominate a Supreme Court justice and it is the Senate's constitutional right to act as a check on a president and withhold its consent.

  5. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki:

    This quarter it took longer than expected to collect and distill the requested information and our response on social and economic issues missed the reporting deadline, we did however, convey the delay to SIGAR and we did not intentionally withhold information for these quarterly reports. We expect it will be complete in the next quarter with all of the details across the board.


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