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withdraw

with·draw

withdraw

 
 
pronunciation:
wIth draw
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: withdrawing, withdrawn, withdraws, withdrew
definition 1: to take back, out, or away; remove.
The carpenter withdrew the nails from the old boards.He withdrew all his money from his savings account.
synonyms:
draw, remove
antonyms:
deposit, extend, insert, introduce, proffer, stretch, submit
similar words:
extract, pluck, retire, take out, tear, wrench, wrest
definition 2: to disclaim; renounce; retract.
He withdrew his original statement.
synonyms:
disclaim, retract, take back
antonyms:
propose, raise
similar words:
abrogate, cancel, countermand, lift, recant, renounce, repeal, rescind, revoke
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition 1: to move back or away, esp. from an emotional state or social environment; retreat.
In her depressed state, she withdrew from her friends.
synonyms:
retire, retreat
antonyms:
advance, come
similar words:
give way, recoil, retract, separate, shrink, tune out, turn
definition 2: to remove oneself from a place or activity.
Two players withdrew from the game.
synonyms:
bow out, pull out
antonyms:
enter
similar words:
depart, drop out, evacuate, exit, flee, give way, leave, quit, recede, remove, resign, retire, scratch, secede, separate, split
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derivations: withdrawable (adj.), withdrawer (n.)
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