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Meaning of WITHHOLD

Pronunciation:  with'howld

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"
  2. [v]  retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer is withholding taxes"
 

WITHHOLD is a 8 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: deduct, keep back, recoup
 
 See Also: block, deny, deprive, dock, freeze, hold on, immobilise, immobilize, keep, keep to oneself, refuse, reserve

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\With*hold"\, v. t. [imp. {Withheld}; p. p. {Withheld},
Obs. or Archaic {Withholden}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Withholding}.]
[With again, against, back + hold.]
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. [Obs.]

         To withhold it the more easily in heart. --Chaucer.

 

 

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