Complete Definition of "withhold"

English
Etymology
with + hold

Pronunciation
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-əʊld|-əʊld

Verb
en-verb|withholds|withholding|withheld|withheld or rarely, withholden

  1. transitive To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
  2. transitive To keep (information, etc) to oneself rather than revealing it.
  3. transitive To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition.

Synonyms
sense|keep (a physical object) to oneself retain

Translations
trans-top|to keep an object
Hungarian: t|hu|megtart
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trans-top|to keep information
Hungarian: t|hu|elhallgat
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trans-top|to retain
Hungarian: t|hu|visszatart
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ttbc|French: retenir
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ttbc|German: zurückhalten (1,2), einbehalten (1), vorenthalten (3)
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Category:English irregular verbs

de:withhold
el:withhold
fa:withhold
fr:withhold
io:withhold
it:withhold
pl:withhold
fi:withhold
te:withhold
vi:withhold
uk:withhold
zh:withhold

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