withdraw

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verb with·draw \with-ˈdrȯ, with-\

Definition of withdraw

withdrew

play \with-ˈdrü, with-\;

withdrawn

play \with-ˈdrȯn, with-\;

withdrawing

play \with-ˈdrȯ(-)iŋ, with-\
  1. transitive verb
  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. intransitive verb
  5. 1a :  to move back or away :  retireb :  to draw back from a battlefield :  retreat

  6. 2a :  to remove oneself from participationb :  to become socially or emotionally detached had withdrawn farther and farther into herself — Ethel Wilson

  7. 3 :  to recall a motion under parliamentary procedure

withdrawable

play \with-ˈdrȯ-ə-bəl, with-\ adjective

Examples of withdraw in a Sentence

  1. She withdrew $200 from her checking account.

  2. The prosecutor withdrew her question to the witness.

  3. They have withdrawn the charges.

  4. withdraw support for a candidate

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Origin and Etymology of withdraw

Middle English, from with from + drawen to draw


WITHDRAW Defined for English Language Learners

withdraw

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verb

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

withdraw

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verb with·draw \with-ˈdrȯ, with-\

Definition of withdraw for Students

withdrew

\-ˈdrü\;

withdrawn

\-ˈdrȯn\;

withdrawing

  1. 1 :  to draw back :  take away I withdrew money from the bank.

  2. 2 :  to take back (as something said or suggested) After reconsidering, I withdrew my complaint.

  3. 3 :  to go away especially for privacy or safety … warriors had withdrawn to the valley. — Lloyd Alexander, Time Cat


Medical Dictionary

withdraw

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verb with·draw \with-ˈdrȯ, with-\

Medical Definition of withdraw

withdrew

\-ˈdrü\play ;

withdrawn

\-ˈdrȯn\play ;

withdrawing

\-ˈdrȯ(-)iŋ\play
  1. transitive verb

  2. :  to discontinue use or administration of withdraw a drug

  3. intransitive verb

  4. :  to become socially or emotionally detached


Law Dictionary

withdraw

verb with·draw

Legal Definition of withdraw

withdrew

withdrawn

withdrawing

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to remove (money) from a place of deposit or investment

  3. 2 :  to dismiss (a juror) from a jury

  4. 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

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 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

  7. 2 :  to remove a motion from consideration under parliamentary procedure



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