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withhold

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1 to be unwilling to grant
  • must withhold official approval until all the proper forms have been submitted
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2 to continue to have in one's possession or power
  • withhold some money for your own expenses
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hang on to, hold on to

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Synonym Discussion of withhold

keep, retain, detain, withhold, reserve mean to hold in one's possession or under one's control. keep may suggest a holding securely in one's possession, custody, or control.
    • keep this while I'm gone
retain implies continued keeping, especially against threatened seizure or forced loss.
    • managed to retain their dignity even in poverty
detain suggests a delay in letting go.
    • detained them for questioning
withhold implies restraint in letting go or a refusal to let go.
    • withheld information from the authorities
reserve suggests a keeping in store for future use.
    • reserve some of your energy for the last mile


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