Synonyms and Antonyms of withdraw
1 to move back or away (as from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable) <the army was forced to withdraw from the line of battle> Synonyms back away, drop back, fall back, pull out, recede, retire, retreatRelated Words flee, fly; flinch, recoil, shrink; chicken (out); bow out; back down, backpedal, backtrack, climb down; detach, disengage, disentangle, pull away; abandon, depart, evacuate, go, leave, quit, vacateNear Antonyms beard, brave, brazen, breast, confront, dare, defy, face, outbraveAntonyms advance
2 to solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to) <withdrew the offer of surrender upon hearing the terms> Synonyms abnegate, forswear (also foreswear), recant, renege, renounce, repeal, repudiate, retract, take back, unsay, abjureRelated Words contradict, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, gainsay, negate, negative; abandon, bolt, forsake, give up, relinquish, spurn, surrender; controvert, disagree (with), disprove, dispute, rebut, refute; back down, back off, backtrack; disallow, recall, revokeNear Antonyms acknowledge, admit, affirm, assert, avow, claim, contend, declare, maintain, proclaim, profess, state, vouch, vow; back, confirm, defend, endorse (also indorse), espouse, maintain, support, uphold; accept, adopt, embraceAntonyms adhere (to)
3 to take away from a place or position <withdrew her hand from the table> Synonyms clear, draw, take out, removeRelated Words demount, dislodge; abstract, cut, draw off, draw out, extract, pull; budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, move, shift, transfer, transposeNear Antonyms mount; anchor, clamp, fix, hitch, moor, secure, set; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root; set up, site, situate, stickAntonyms place, position, put
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