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.
Recent Examples of withhold from the Web
Schneiderman and his Massachusetts counterpart, Maura Healey, have been investigating since 2015 whether Exxon misled the public and investors by withholding information about how climate change could impact the company’s finances.
Released by Israel, Mr. Demjanjuk returned to Cleveland, where a federal appeals court overturned his 1981 conviction for lying on his immigration papers, saying prosecutors had deliberately withheld evidence and committed fraud.
The name of the Bluefield officer who died early Tuesday was withheld pending notification of relatives.
An additional seven men who were guests in one house in the village were also killed, according to a senior figure in al Adhlan whose name is being withheld for fear of reprisals from AQAP.
His name is being withheld pending notification of his family.
If lawmakers approved a higher rate starting at the first of the year, Illinoisans would have more money withheld from their paychecks to cover income from the first several months of 2017.
One official told The Washington Post that the leaks were considered so serious that British police investigating the Manchester attack would withhold information from the United States.
Both the Miami-Dade Commission and the county Transportation Planning Organization have demanded a public vetting of the plans before FDOT, which withheld the proposals from public view until after the selection had been made, awards the contract.
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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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