Associations to the word «Withhold»


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

Dictionary definition

WITHHOLD, verb. Hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room".
WITHHOLD, verb. Retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer is withholding taxes".

Wise words

Suit the action to the word, the word to the action.
William Shakespeare