withhold

  • 1 withhold — with‧hold [wɪDˈhəʊld, wɪθ ǁ ˈhoʊld] withheld PTandPP [ ˈheld] verb [transitive] 1. to refuse to let someone have something: • I withheld payment until they had completed the work. • Part of your salary is withheld for income tax. 2 …

    Financial and business terms

  • 2 Withhold — With*hold , v. t. [imp. {Withheld}; p. p. {Withheld}, Obs. or Archaic {Withholden}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Withholding}.] [With again, against, back + hold.] [1913 Webster] 1. To hold back; to restrain; to keep from action. [1913 Webster] Withhold, O… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 withhold — I verb abstain, begrudge, block, censor, check, comprimere, conceal, constrain, curb, debar, deny, disallow, forbear, forbid, hide, hinder, hold, hold back, hold in, hold out, hush up, inhibit, keep, keep back, keep in, keep secret, muzzle,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 withhold — c.1200, from with back, away (see WITH (Cf. with)) + holden to hold (see HOLD (Cf. hold) (v.)); probably a loan translation of L. retinere to withhold. Past participle form withholden was still used 19c …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 5 withhold — [with hōld′, withhōld′] vt. withheld, withholding [ME withholden: see WITH & HOLD1, vt.] 1. a) to hold back; keep back; restrain ☆ b) to take out or deduct (taxes, etc.) from wages or salary …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 withhold — detain, keep back, keep out, retain, hold, hold back, reserve, *keep Analogous words: *restrain, curb, check, bridle, inhibit: refuse, *decline Contrasted words: accord, *grant, concede, award, vouchsafe …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 withhold — is spelt with two hs …

    Modern English usage

  • 8 withhold — [v] keep back abstain, bridle, check, clam up*, conceal, constrain, curb, deduct, deny, detain, disallow, dummy up*, hide, hold, hold back, hold down, hold out, hold out on, inhibit, keep, keep secret, keep to oneself*, keep under one’s hat*,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 9 withhold — ► VERB (past and past part. withheld) 1) refuse to give (something due to or desired by another). 2) suppress or restrain (an emotion or reaction). DERIVATIVES withholder noun …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 withhold — UK [wɪðˈhəʊld] / US [wɪðˈhoʊld] verb [transitive] Word forms withhold : present tense I/you/we/they withhold he/she/it withholds present participle withholding past tense withheld UK [wɪðˈheld] / US past participle withheld formal to deliberately …

    English dictionary

  • 11 withhold — v. (D; tr.) to withhold from (to withhold information from the police) * * * [wɪð həʊld] (D; tr.) to withhold from (to withhold information from the police) …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 12 withhold — verb ADVERB ▪ deliberately, intentionally (esp. AmE) VERB + WITHHOLD ▪ threaten to ▪ The government was threatening to withhold future financial aid. ▪ decide to …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 withhold — with|hold [ wıð hould ] (past tense and past participle with|held [ wıð held ] ) verb transitive FORMAL to deliberately not give something to someone: Several nations decided to withhold their support for the treaty. He suggested they withhold… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 14 withhold — verb (withheld; holding) Etymology: Middle English, from with from + holden to hold more at with Date: 13th century transitive verb 1. to hold back from action ; check 2. archaic to keep in custody 3 …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 15 withhold — [[t]wɪðhe̱ld[/t]] withholds, withholding, withheld VERB If you withhold something that someone wants, you do not let them have it. [FORMAL] [V n] Police withheld the dead boy s name yesterday until relatives could be told... [V n] Financial aid… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 withhold — To keep something from another. To retain in one s possession that which belongs to or is claimed by another. Ballew v United States, 160 US 187, 194, 40 L Ed 388, 392, 16 S Ct 263. Withhold implies rather a temporary suspension, than a total and …

    Ballentine's law dictionary

  • 17 withhold — v.tr. (past and past part. held) 1 (often foll. by from) hold back; restrain. 2 refuse to give, grant, or allow (withhold one s consent; withhold the truth). Derivatives: withholder n. Etymology: ME f. with away (as WITH) + HOLD(1) …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 18 withhold — withholder, n. /with hohld , widh /, v., withheld, withholding. v.t. 1. to hold back; restrain or check. 2. to refrain from giving or granting: to withhold payment. 3. to collect (taxes) at the source of income. 4. to deduct (withholding tax)… …

    Universalium

  • 19 withhold — verb past tense and past participle withheld, (T) 1 to refuse to let someone have something, especially until something else is done: I withheld payment until they had completed the work. 2 withhold facts/evidence/information to refuse to give… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 withhold — verb 1) he withheld the information Syn: hold back, keep back, refuse to give; retain, hold on to; hide, conceal, keep secret; informal sit on 2) she could not withhold her tears Syn: suppress, repress, hold …

    Thesaurus of popular words


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