verb (used with object), with·held, with·hold·ing.
verb (used without object), with·held, with·hold·ing.
Origin of withhold
SYNONYMS FOR withhold
Related formswith·hold·er, nounun·with·held, adjective
Examples from the Web for withheld
As for Snyderman and her three colleagues, whose names were also withheld, they will be flown home on a chartered aircraft.NBC Cameraman Gets Ebola, News Crew to Be Quarantined|Lloyd Grove|October 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the charges are cover for cultural misunderstandings, sexual assaults, and withheld wages.Will Saudi Arabia Execute Guest Workers for 'Witchcraft'?|Michael Schulson|March 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He withheld the salaries of parliamentarians who refused to rubberstamp his laws, and lawyers who challenged him were disbarred.Forget Kim Jong Un—China’s New Favorite Dictator Is Belarus’s Aleksandr Lukashenko.|Kapil Komireddi|January 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Because more people are working at slightly higher wages, the volume of withheld income and payroll taxes is on the upswing.
The real names of Professor Zhang and Mr. Jiang have been withheld to protect their ongoing research agendas.
Nothing was withheld from him but the crown; nor did even the crown seem to be absolutely beyond his reach.The History of England from the Accession of James II.|Thomas Babington Macaulay
For three years this bounty of heaven had been withheld from the inhabitants of these deserts.Perils and Captivity|Charlotte-Adlade [ne Picard] Dard
Then Bill explained the fire building but, recalling Lois Ann, withheld any further information.The Man Thou Gavest|Harriet T. Comstock
He himself had withheld from her for many years the only knowledge that could have made her share his present feeling.A Spirit in Prison|Robert Hichens
The thoughts of youth are very long, and its conclusions are deliberate and delayed, and often withheld altogether.An Open-Eyed Conspiracy|W. D. Howells