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withhold

with·hold

withhold

 
 
pronunciation:
wIth hold
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: withholds, withholding, withheld
definition 1: to deliberately hold back; restrain.
She withheld her anger.
synonyms:
control, hold, restrain, stay
similar words:
arrest, bottle up, bridle, check, contain, curb, prevent, repress, smother, suppress, swallow
definition 2: to refrain from giving.
They withheld his pay.
 
synonyms:
deny, retain
antonyms:
accord, give, provide, surrender, yield
similar words:
block, conceal, deprive, dock, hush up, keep, refuse, repress, reserve, suppress
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to refrain.
synonyms:
refrain
similar words:
abstain, cease, desist, forbear
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