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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.]
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|Noun||1.||withholder - a person who refrains from granting; "a withholder of payments"|
individual, mortal, person, somebody, someone, soul - a human being; "there was too much for one person to do"
granter - a person who grants or gives something
|2.||withholder - a person who restrains or checks or holds back|
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