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Synonyms for withholding

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. withholding(noun)

    the act of deducting from an employee's salary

    withholding tax

  2. withholding tax, withholding(noun)

    income tax withheld from employees' wages and paid directly to the government by the employer

    withholding tax

  3. withholding(noun)

    the act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control

    "I resented his withholding permission"; "there were allegations of the withholding of evidence"

    withholding tax

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. withholding(n)

    restraint, repression, abstinence, refusal, denial

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "withholding":

    retention, restraint, deduction, holdback, deductions, retainage, concealment, impoundment, retaining, non-disclosure, detent, hold, withheld

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How to use withholding in a sentence?

  1. Bryan Reber:

    There's been this continuing drip, drip, drip of information, either they haven't had all the information -- or they've been withholding it.

  2. Lamar Smith:

    The agency has yet to identify any legal basis for withholding these documents. The Committee intends to use all tools at its disposal to undertake its Constitutionally-mandated oversight responsibilities.

  3. 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.

  4. Ken Paxton:

    It is unconscionable that abortion providers are fighting against the health of Texans and withholding desperately needed supplies and personal protective equipment in favor of a procedure that they refer to as a choice.

  5. Mark Inch:

    I will certainly communicate if there's a misperception that we are withholding educational and recreational books of any form, because that is certainly not the case.

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