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withdraw

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of withdraw

  1. 1 to move back or away (as from something difficult, dangerous, or disagreeable) the army was forced to withdraw from the line of battle Synonyms of withdraw back away, drop back, fall back, pull out, recede, retire, retreatWords Related to withdraw flee, fly; flinch, recoil, shrink; chicken (out); bow out; back down, backpedal, backtrack, climb down; detach, disengage, disentangle, pull away; abandon, depart, evacuate, go, leave, quit, vacateNear Antonyms of withdraw beard, brave, brazen, breast, confront, dare, defy, face, outbraveAntonyms of withdraw advance

  2. 2 to solemnly or formally reject or go back on (as something formerly adhered to) withdrew the offer of surrender upon hearing the terms Synonyms of withdraw abnegate, forswear (also foreswear), recant, renege, renounce, repeal, repudiate, retract, take back, unsay, abjureWords Related to withdraw contradict, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, gainsay, negate, negative; abandon, bolt, forsake, give up, relinquish, spurn, surrender; controvert, disagree (with), disprove, dispute, rebut, refute; back down, back off, backtrack; disallow, recall, revokeNear Antonyms of withdraw acknowledge, admit, affirm, assert, avow, claim, contend, declare, maintain, proclaim, profess, state, vouch, vow; back, confirm, defend, endorse (also indorse), espouse, maintain, support, uphold; accept, adopt, embraceAntonyms of withdraw adhere (to)

  3. 3 to take away from a place or position withdrew her hand from the table Synonyms of withdraw clear, draw, take out, removeWords Related to withdraw demount, dislodge; abstract, cut, draw off, draw out, extract, pull; budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, move, shift, transfer, transposeNear Antonyms of withdraw mount; anchor, clamp, fix, hitch, moor, secure, set; embed (also imbed), entrench (also intrench), implant, ingrain (also engrain), lodge, root; set up, site, situate, stickAntonyms of withdraw place, position, put



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