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Definition of withhold:

  1. To hold back; to restrain; to keep from action.
  2. To keep; to maintain; to retain.
  3. To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition.

Synonyms:

observe, forbear, protect, detain, recover, accept, take off, deny, keep back, hold off, restrain, obey, hold out, guard, defend, hold back, restraint, subtract, sustain, delay, deny, turn down, deduce, refrain, preserve, maintain, abstain, celebrate, carry, carry on, reimburse, conduct, recoup, refuse, deduct, support, infer, recuperate, derive, disallow, fulfil.

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