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withhold

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of withhold

  1. 1 to be unwilling to grant <must withhold official approval until all the proper forms have been submitted> Synonyms decline, disallow, disapprove, negative, nix, refuse, reject, reprobate, denyRelated Words ban, enjoin, forbid, prohibit, proscribe, veto; rebuff, repel, spurn; check, constrain, curb, hold, keep, repress, restrain, restrict; balk (at), hinder, impede, obstructNear Antonyms afford, furnish, give, provide, supply; authorize, commission, license (also licence); accede (to), acquiesce, agree (to), assent (to), consent (to), warrant; accord, sanction, vouchsafeAntonyms allow, concede, grant, let, OK (or okay), permit

  2. 2 to continue to have in one's possession or power <withhold some money for your own expenses> Synonyms hold, reserve, retain, keepRelated Words conserve, guard, preserve, protect, save; boast, enjoy, have, own, possess; command, control, detain, direct, manage, rule; bear, harbor; cherish, cling (to), hug, treasureNear Antonyms abandon, cede, drop; contribute, donate, give, hand out; discard, dump; decline, reject, repudiate, spurn; loseAntonyms give up, hand over, release, relinquish, surrender, yield





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