Synonyms and Antonyms of withdraw
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 back away, drop back, fall back, pull out, recede, retire, retreatRelated Words 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 beard, brave, brazen, breast, confront, dare, defy, face, outbraveAntonyms advance
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 abnegate, forswear (also foreswear), recant, renege, renounce, repeal, repudiate, retract, take back, unsay, abjureRelated Words 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 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 adhere (to)
3 to take away from a place or position withdrew her hand from the table Synonyms clear, draw, take out, removeRelated Words demount, dislodge; abstract, cut, draw off, draw out, extract, pull; budge, dislocate, displace, disturb, move, shift, transfer, transposeNear Antonyms 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 place, position, put
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