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2a : to remove oneself from participationb : to become socially or emotionally detached had withdrawn farther and farther into herself — Ethel Wilson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They have withdrawn the charges.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
Origin and Etymology of withdraw
Middle English, from with from + drawen to draw
First Known Use: 13th century
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3 : to go away especially for privacy or safety … warriors had withdrawn to the valley.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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