Definition of Withhold

1. Verb. Hold back; refuse to hand over or share. "They withhold the money "; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"

Exact synonyms: Keep Back
Specialized synonyms: Block, Freeze, Immobilise, Immobilize, Keep To Oneself, Deny, Reserve, Immobilise, Immobilize, Deprive
Generic synonyms: Deny, Refuse
Derivative terms: Withholder, Withholder, Withholding



2. Verb. Retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments. "They withhold the money "; "My employer is withholding taxes"
Exact synonyms: Deduct, Recoup
Generic synonyms: Hold On, Keep
Specialized synonyms: Dock
Derivative terms: Deductible, Withholder, Withholding, Withholding

Definition of Withhold

1. v. t. To hold back; to restrain; to keep from action.

2. v. t. To hold back; to restrain; to keep from action.

Definition of Withhold

1. Verb. (transitive) To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To keep (information, etc) to oneself rather than revealing it. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Withhold

1. to hold back [v -HELD, -HOLDING, -HOLDS]

Medical Definition of Withhold

1. 1. To hold back; to restrain; to keep from action. "Withhold, O sovereign prince, your hasty hand From knitting league with him." (Spenser) 2. To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition. "Forbid who will, none shall from me withhold Longer thy offered good." (Milton) 3. To keep; to maintain; to retain. "To withhold it the more easily in heart." (Chaucer) Origin: Withheld; Withheld, Withholden; Withholding] [With again, against, back + hold. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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