Definition of withhold
withheldplay \with-ˈheld, with-\;
Examples of withhold in a sentence
She was accused of withholding evidence.
She has $20 withheld from her paycheck every week.
Origin and Etymology of withhold
Middle English, from with from + holden to hold — more at with
First Known Use: 13th century
Synonym Discussion of withhold
WITHHOLD Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of withhold for English Language Learners
: to hold (something) back
: to refuse to provide (something)
: to take out (an amount of money for taxes) from someone's income
WITHHOLD Defined for Kids
Definition of withhold for Students
: to refuse to give, grant, or allow <The teacher withheld permission.>
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