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with·hold

 (wĭth-hōld′, wĭth-)
tr.v. with·held (-hĕld′), with·hold·ing, with·holds
1. To refrain from giving or granting: withhold information; withhold judgment. See Synonyms at keep.
2. To keep in check; restrain: I was unable to withhold my laughter.
3. To deduct (withholding tax) from an employee's salary.

[Middle English witholden : with, away from; see with + holden, to hold; see hold1.]

with·hold′er n.

withhold

(wɪðˈhəʊld)
vb, -holds, -holding or -held
1. (tr) to keep back; refrain from giving: he withheld his permission.
2. (tr) to hold back; restrain
3. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) (tr) to deduct (taxes, etc) from a salary or wages
4. (usually foll by: from) to refrain or forbear
withˈholder n

with•hold

(wɪθˈhoʊld, wɪð-)

v. -held, -hold•ing. v.t.
1. to hold back; restrain or check.
2. to refrain from giving or granting.
3. to collect (taxes) at the source of income, esp. as a deduction from salary or wages.
v.i.
4. to hold back; refrain.
[1150–1200]
with•hold′er, n.

withhold


Past participle: withheld
Gerund: withholding

Imperative
withhold
withhold
Present
I withhold
you withhold
he/she/it withholds
we withhold
you withhold
they withhold
Preterite
I withheld
you withheld
he/she/it withheld
we withheld
you withheld
they withheld
Present Continuous
I am withholding
you are withholding
he/she/it is withholding
we are withholding
you are withholding
they are withholding
Present Perfect
I have withheld
you have withheld
he/she/it has withheld
we have withheld
you have withheld
they have withheld
Past Continuous
I was withholding
you were withholding
he/she/it was withholding
we were withholding
you were withholding
they were withholding
Past Perfect
I had withheld
you had withheld
he/she/it had withheld
we had withheld
you had withheld
they had withheld
Future
I will withhold
you will withhold
he/she/it will withhold
we will withhold
you will withhold
they will withhold
Future Perfect
I will have withheld
you will have withheld
he/she/it will have withheld
we will have withheld
you will have withheld
they will have withheld
Future Continuous
I will be withholding
you will be withholding
he/she/it will be withholding
we will be withholding
you will be withholding
they will be withholding
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been withholding
you have been withholding
he/she/it has been withholding
we have been withholding
you have been withholding
they have been withholding
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been withholding
you will have been withholding
he/she/it will have been withholding
we will have been withholding
you will have been withholding
they will have been withholding
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been withholding
you had been withholding
he/she/it had been withholding
we had been withholding
you had been withholding
they had been withholding
Conditional
I would withhold
you would withhold
he/she/it would withhold
we would withhold
you would withhold
they would withhold
Past Conditional
I would have withheld
you would have withheld
he/she/it would have withheld
we would have withheld
you would have withheld
they would have withheld
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.withhold - hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"
immobilise, immobilize, freeze, block - prohibit the conversion or use of (assets); "Blocked funds"; "Freeze the assets of this hostile government"
deny, refuse - refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance"
keep to oneself - withhold information; "I kept your little secret to myself all these years"
deny - refuse to grant, as of a petition or request; "The dean denied the students' request for more physics courses"; "the prisoners were denied the right to exercise for more than 2 hours a day"
reserve - hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency; "they held back their applause in anticipation"
immobilise, immobilize - hold as reserve or withdraw from circulation; of capital
deprive - keep from having, keeping, or obtaining
2.withhold - retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer is withholding taxes"
keep, hold on - retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
dock - deduct from someone's wages

withhold

verb
1. keep secret, keep, refuse, hide, reserve, retain, sit on (informal), conceal, suppress, hold back, keep back Police withheld the victim's name until her relatives had been informed.
keep secret give (out), accord, release, reveal, grant, expose, hand over, let go, relinquish, get off your chest (informal)
2. hold back, check, resist, suppress, restrain, repress, keep back She could not withhold a scornful comment as he passed.
hold back release, reveal, expose, get off your chest (informal)

withhold

verb
1. To hold oneself back:
2. To have and maintain in one's possession:
3. To be unwilling to grant:
Translations
يَمْتَنِع عَن، يُمْسِك
ponechat si
tilbageholde
evätäpitää
elhallgatmegtartvisszatart
neita/synja um e-î
neduoti
atteiktnedot
odoprieť
esirgemekvermemek

withhold

[wɪθˈhəʊld] (withheld (pt, pp)) [wɪθˈheld] VT
1. [+ information] → ocultar; [+ money] → retener; [+ decision] → aplazar
to withhold the truth from sbno revelar la verdad a algn
to withhold a pound of sb's payretener una libra del pago a algn
2. (= refuse) → negar
to withold one's consentnegar el consentimiento
a parent's right to grant or withhold permissionel derecho de un padre a dar o (de)negar su permiso
to withhold one's helpnegarse a ayudar a algn

withhold

[wɪðˈhəʊld] [withheld] [wɪðˈhɛld] (pt, pp) vt
(= refuse to give) [+ support, consent] → refuser; [+ permission] → refuser
to withhold sth from sb [+ permission] → refuser qch à qn
(= keep back) [+ evidence] → dissimuler; [+ money] → retenir; [+ rent] → suspendre le paiement de; [+ payment] → suspendre
I decided to withhold the information till later → Je décidai de ne pas divulguer l'information pour l'instant.
to withhold information from sb → ne pas divulguer une information à qn
Police withheld the dead boy's name until relatives could be told → La police n'a pas divulgué le nom du petit garçon décédé jusqu'à ce que la famille puisse être avertie.withholding tax [wɪðˈhəʊldɪŋ] n (mainly US)acompte m provisionnel au titre de l'impôt sur le revenu

withhold

pret, ptp <withheld>
vtvorenthalten; truth alsoverschweigen; (= refuse) consent, helpverweigern, versagen (geh); the members threatened to withhold their paymentsdie Mitglieder drohten, die Zahlung der Beiträge zu verweigern; to withhold something from somebodyjdm etw vorenthalten/verweigern; name withheld (in newspaper, report etc) → Name der Redaktion bekannt

withhold

[wɪðˈhəʊld] (withheld (pt, pp)) vt (money from pay) → trattenere; (truth, news) → nascondere; (refuse, consent) → non concedere, negare
to withhold from (permission) → rifiutare a (information) → nascondere a
I'm withholding my rent until the roof is repaired → non pagherò l'affitto finché il tetto non sarà stato riparato

withhold

(wiðˈhəuld) past tense, past participle withˈheld (-ˈheld) verb
to refuse to give. to withhold permission.
References in classic literature ?
My having prevented it may perhaps have given his wife an unfavourable impression, but where there is a disposition to dislike, a motive will never be wanting; and as to money matters it has not withheld him from being very useful to me.
The opinion was also whispered that my master was my father; but of the correctness of this opinion, I know nothing; the means of knowing was withheld from me.
I thought so," I said with gravity, and eyes that didn't dare to smile outright till they had permission, which, however, was not long withheld them.
However, what she withheld from the infant, she bestowed with the utmost profuseness on the poor unknown mother, whom she called an impudent slut, a wanton hussy, an audacious harlot, a wicked jade, a vile strumpet, with every other appellation with which the tongue of virtue never fails to lash those who bring a disgrace on the sex.
Watson, has informed me of what you have communicated, and also of what you have withheld in connection with that matter.
You have withheld what the connection is between these events.
Her partiality for this gentleman was not of recent origin; and he had been long withheld only by inferiority of situation from addressing her.
The revelation about the money must be made the very next morning; and if he withheld the rest, Dunstan would be sure to come back shortly, and, finding that he must bear the brunt of his father's anger, would tell the whole story out of spite, even though he had nothing to gain by it.
She seemed to think that my elders withheld helpful information, and that from me she might get valuable secrets.
Injun Joe repeated his statement, just as calmly, a few minutes afterward on the inquest, under oath; and the boys, seeing that the lightnings were still withheld, were confirmed in their belief that Joe had sold himself to the devil.
I say, then, that in these and other respects our gallant Don Quixote is worthy of everlasting and notable praise, nor should it be withheld even from me for the labour and pains spent in searching for the conclusion of this delightful history; though I know well that if Heaven, chance and good fortune had not helped me, the world would have remained deprived of an entertainment and pleasure that for a couple of hours or so may well occupy him who shall read it attentively.
They might even entertain a preference to some other person, at the very moment they were assenting to the one proposed, because there might be no positive ground of opposition to him; and they could not be sure, if they withheld their assent, that the subsequent nomination would fall upon their own favorite, or upon any other person in their estimation more meritorious than the one rejected.