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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 ?
Among his actual auditors, however, it merely gave him an additional claim to that respect which they never withhold from such as are believed to be the subjects of mental alienation.
So craftily had he arranged the circumstances, that, at Clifford's trial, his cousin hardly found it necessary to swear to anything false, but only to withhold the one decisive explanation, by refraining to state what he had himself done and witnessed.
It was the private property of three confederate white seamen of that ship, one of whom, it seems, communicated it to Tashtego with Romish injunctions of secresy, but the following night Tashtego rambled in his sleep, and revealed so much of it in that way, that when he was wakened he could not well withhold the rest.
Best, therefore, withhold any amazement at the strangely gallied whales before us, for there is no folly of the beasts of the earth which is not infinitely outdone by the madness of men.
For such particulars, stated on such authority, Elinor could not withhold her credit; nor was she disposed to it, for the circumstance was in perfect unison with what she had heard and seen herself.
I couldn't withhold giving some loose to my indignation; but Catherine angrily insisted on silence, and threatened to order me out of the kitchen, if I dared to be so presumptuous as to put in my insolent tongue.
Forgive me for acknowledging that I determined to withhold the address as soon as I heard this.
He took the hand which I dared not withhold, and having given it a damp squeeze, referred to his pale-faced watch.
The judicious parent, having nothing to bestow or withhold but his blessing, had handsomely settled that dower upon them after a short struggle, and had informed Mr.
Forbid who will, none shall from me withhold Longer thy offerd good, why else set here?
He swore to her that he would go and he entreated her never again to withhold a single hour of the ideal happiness which she had promised him.
The vizir, who wanted her for his own son, begged the Sultan to withhold her for three months, in the course of which he hoped his son would contrive to make him a richer present.