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
Always there, constantly providing, constantly withholding, withstanding...all of the trials and tribulations that come its way.
The Courier-Journal reported in April that pledged gifts to the foundation plummeted by $32 million over the preceding nine months as donors withheld their gifts because of questions about the foundation's spending and management.
But in practice, the GOP seems to be driving blind, with certain senators withholding their support, and Senator Ted Cruz pushing an 11th-hour change to the bill that could drastically alter it from the House’s version.
Fort Lauderdale police Saturday released the names of Belair and shooting victims Tevin Dean, 22; Tony Harden, 27; and Christopher Smith, 24, and withheld the name of a 16-year-old victim.
Even President Trump withheld anything resembling an enthusiastic endorsement.
Qualcomm says Apple is mischaracterizing its business and is suing four Apple manufacturers for withholding royalty payments on Qualcomm technology.
Insurers have cited doubts about the future of the program, while President Donald Trump has threatened to withhold funds that defray costs for low-income people buying plans through the program.
Her family — who withheld their last name for privacy in a CNN profile — belongs to the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, with the exception of Heather.
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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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