Definition of withdraw
withdrewplay \with-ˈdrü, with-\;
withdrawnplay \with-ˈdrȯn, with-\;
withdrawingplay \with-ˈdrȯ(-)iŋ, with-\
1a : to take back or away : remove pressure upon educational administrators to withdraw academic credit — J. W. Scottb : to remove from use or cultivationc : to remove (money) from a place of depositd : to turn away (something, such as one's eyes) from an object of attention withdrew her gazee : to draw (something, such as a curtain) back or aside
2a : to remove from consideration or set outside a group withdrew his name from the list of nominees withdrew their child from the schoolb (1) : take back, retract (2) : to recall or remove (a motion) under parliamentary procedure
2a : to remove oneself from participationb : to become socially or emotionally detached had withdrawn farther and farther into herself — Ethel Wilson
3 : to recall a motion under parliamentary procedure
withdrawableplay \with-ˈdrȯ-ə-bəl, with-\ adjective
Examples of withdraw in a Sentence
She withdrew $200 from her checking account.
The prosecutor withdrew her question to the witness.
They have withdrawn the charges.
withdraw support for a candidate
Recent Examples of withdraw from the Web
The financial threat this time around looks lower than in the case of Sudan, when America’s authorities withdrew the bank’s access to dollar clearing for some transactions for a year.
On March 1, Paxton met with Pruitt to request that the agency withdraw a rule requiring energy companies to collect data on emissions of methane from oil and gas wells.
On March 1, Mr. Paxton met with Mr. Pruitt to request that the agency withdraw a rule requiring energy companies to collect data on emissions of methane from oil and gas wells.
Bush later named him to the Federal Election Commission with a recess appointment, but so many senators objected that von Spakovsky eventually withdrew.
Ordinarily, new warhead pits are produced steadily by technicians at PF-4 for installation in modernized weapons, to replace some of those pits withdrawn for testing, and to keep workers there trained and agile.
The estates will also withdraw their claims in the Madoff firm’s bankruptcy case, which total nearly $100 million, according to the statement.
This month Harvard withdrew acceptances for at least ten students for obscene postings on Facebook.
Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has temporarily withdrawn the appointments of a minister and former federal prosecutor to serve on the Kansas City Board of Police Commissioners.
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Origin and Etymology of withdraw
Middle English, from with from + drawen to draw
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
WITHDRAW Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of withdraw for English Language Learners
: to remove (money) from a bank account
: to take (something) back so that it is no longer available
: to take back (something that is spoken, offered, etc.)
WITHDRAW Defined for Kids
Definition of withdraw for Students
1 : to draw back : take away I withdrew money from the bank.
2 : to take back (as something said or suggested) After reconsidering, I withdrew my complaint.
3 : to go away especially for privacy or safety … warriors had withdrawn to the valley. — Lloyd Alexander, Time Cat
Legal Definition of withdraw
1 : to remove (money) from a place of deposit or investment
2 : to dismiss (a juror) from a jury
3a : to eliminate from consideration or set outside a category or group withdraw his candidacy b : to cease to proceed with withdrew the question after an objection was sustained c : to take back withdraw a plea d : to remove (a motion) from consideration under parliamentary procedure
1 : to remove oneself from participation withdraw from a case; specifically : to cease participation in a conspiracy by an affirmative act of renunciation especially involving confession to the authorities or communication of abandonment to co-conspirators
2 : to remove a motion from consideration under parliamentary procedure
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