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2a : to remove oneself from participationb : to become socially or emotionally detached had withdrawn farther and farther into herself — Ethel Wilson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They have withdrawn the charges.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
Trump pledged on the campaign trail to withdraw from the accord, which former President Barack Obama and the leaders of 194 other countries signed in 2015.
President Trump announced Thursday the U.S. will withdraw from the landmark Paris accord, undoing decades of painstaking negotiations that brought almost 200 countries together in a fight against climate change.
The update and subsequent revisions also allow the reservoirs to be drawn down in the fall to protect downstream communities from spring flooding, and allows New Jersey to withdraw more water during droughts.
Three years ago, a group of investors withdrew a similar resolution after Exxon agreed to report details of the risks that stricter limits on carbon emissions would place on its business, becoming the first oil and gas producer to do so.
But one of Trump's short-list candidates, former Connecticut Sen. Joe Lieberman, withdrew from consideration, and the White House has been mum on other possibilities.
The troops will gradually be withdrawn from Monday, May said.
Districts may withdraw only if an amendment is passed, or by a lengthy process contingent on whether other school boards in the township agree and a majority of township residents approve the matter by referendum.
Since the Trump administration has withdrawn from TPP, updates in these areas will need to be accomplished through changes to NAFTA.
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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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