What are some alternative words for withhold?

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:

    retain, refuse, deduct, deny, hide

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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#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. William Taylor:

    I think it's crazy to withhold security assistance for help with a political campaign.

  2. Jose San Roman:

    Financial entities are looking for any excuse to withhold decision-making, they are using every excuse to say no, demanding more guarantees from the parent holding company, or cash to set aside in an account.

  3. Michael Lion:

    It would be consistent from my experience for (the Chinese authorities) to withhold information that they might believe could be used by counterparties in negotiations.

  4. Susan Collins:

    For my part, it's clear that the president can send up a nominee -- regardless of where he is before he leaves office, it is the duty of the Senate, under the Constitution, to give our advice and give our consent or withhold our consent. I believe we should follow the regular order and give careful consideration to any nominee that the president may send to the Senate.

  5. 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.


Translations for withhold

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  • 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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