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withhold
Definition:
To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition.

Synonyms:

noun
hold back
delay, deny, hold out.
withhold
deduct, keep back, recoup.
verb
abstain
abjure, abnegate, avoid, cease, decline, eschew, evade, fast, forbear, forgo, give up, pass, pass up, quit, renounce, shun, sit out, spurn, starve, stop, withhold, do without, keep from, deny oneself, take the pledge, fence-sit, give the go by, go on the wagon, sit on one's hands, sit on the fence, take the cure.
bridle
control, govern, master, moderate, rule, subdue, keep in check.
censor
abridge, black out, blacklist, bleach, bleep, blue-pencil, bowdlerize, clean up, cork, criticize, cut, decontaminate, delete, edit, examine, excise, expurgate, inspect, launder, narrow, oversee, purge, purify, restrict, review, revile, sanitize, squelch, sterilize, strike out, Exscind, put the lid on, drop the iron curtain, prevent publication, refuse transmission, scissor out, supervise communications.
check
arrest, baffle, bar, bit, bottleneck, checkmate, choke, circumvent, counteract, cut short, delay, discourage, foil, frustrate, halt, harness, hold in, impede, interrupt, keep back, limit, neutralize, obstruct, obviate, pause, preclude, prevent, rebuff, reduce, rein in, repulse, slow down, snub, stay, tame, terminate, thwart, retard, nip in the bud, play for time, slacken pace.
constrain
ban, bind, bottle up, chain, coerce, compel, concuss, confine, constrict, cool off, deprive, drive, hem in, hog-tie, immure, impel, imprison, incarcerate, intern, jail, make, necessitate, oblige, pressure, pressurize, shotgun, stifle, urge, keep lid on, put half nelson on.
curb
box in, clog, contain, cool down, fetter, hamper, hinder, hobble, leash, manacle, muzzle, scrub, shackle, tie, Entrammel, tie up, send up, bring to screeching halt, keep tight rein on, cook*, ice*.
delay
adjourn, block, dawdle, defer, deter, dilly-dally, drag, encumber, filibuster, hold over, interfere, intermit, lag, lay over, linger, loiter, postpone, procrastinate, prolong, prorogue, protract, remand, shelve, slacken, stall, stave off, suspend, table, tarry, temporize, put off, gain time, bide time.
deny
begrudge, call on, contradict, contravene, controvert, disavow, disbelieve, discard, disclaim, discredit, disown, disprove, doubt, exclude, forbid, forsake, gainsay, negate, negative, nullify, oppose, rebut, recant, refute, reject, repudiate, revoke, sacrifice, taboo, turn down, turn thumbs down, veto, Disacknowledge, not buy, take exception to, enjoin from, say no to.
detain
apprehend, bog down, bust, buttonhole, decelerate, hold up, mire, nab, put away, slow up, pick up, hang up, pull in, set back, run in, pinch*.
possession
keep back, withhold.
prohibit
forbid.
withdraw
hold, keep, recall, recant, reserve, retain, retract, revoke, suppress, withdraw.
withhold
abstain, bridle, check, clam up, conceal, constrain, curb, deduct, deny, detain, disallow, dummy up, hide, hold, hold back, hold out, inhibit, keep, keep to oneself, refrain, refuse, repress, reserve, resist, restrain, retain, spike, suppress, sit on, hold out on, keep secret, kill, hold down, keep under one's hat, keep under wraps, stop oneself.
Examples of usage:
  1. What do you expect him to withhold? – Bat Wing by Sax Rohmer
  2. The principle of his government was simple, and having chosen a sovereign, he did not withhold his obedience. – Guy Rivers: A Tale of Georgia by William Gilmore Simms
  3. For the first time in weary days she had all to give, nothing to fear or withhold. – The Coast of Chance by Esther Chamberlain Lucia Chamberlain
  4. The lady looked at him with a curious mixture of expressions; it was too early in the century then for an officer of the American navy to be altogether a pleasant sight to the eyes of an Englishwoman; at the same time, she could not wholly withhold her liking from this young officer's fine looks and manly bearing. – The End of a Coil by Susan Warner
  5. She had not been able to withhold her liking from Hilda Lightener. – Youth Challenges by Clarence B Kelland

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