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withhold

with·hold

withhold

 
pronunciation:
wIth hold
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part of speech: verb
inflections: withholds, withholding, withheld
definition 1: to hold back; control.
She withheld her anger.
synonyms:
control, hold, restrain
similar words:
arrest, bottle up, bridle, check, contain, curb, prevent, smother, swallow
definition 2: to refuse to give.
They withheld his pay until he returned his uniform.
 
synonyms:
deny, retain
antonyms:
accord, provide, surrender, yield
similar words:
block, conceal, deprive, hush up, keep, refuse, reserve
derivation: withholder (n.)
Word Builder: withhold
  • withholding:
    an amount that is withheld.
Word Parts
The word withhold contains the following part:
with- Old English prefix that means back, away