verb (used with object), with·held, with·hold·ing.
verb (used without object), with·held, with·hold·ing.
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Origin of withhold
synonym study for withhold
OTHER WORDS FROM withholdwith·hold·er, nounun·with·held, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for withhold
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.
In addition to collecting withheld payment taxes, companies and individuals pay quarterly taxes.
He wanted to tell her that if she called her father, it would mean the end of everything for them, but he withheld this.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
Aguinaldo withheld his decision until Paterno could report to him the definite opinions of his generals.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
Accordingly all through the campaign Napoleon constantly came to him for advice, which was never withheld.Napoleon's Marshals|R. P. Dunn-Pattison
It is true that some things vowed might have been withheld, but not without the offering of a definite sum of money.The Ordinance of Covenanting|John Cunningham
When there are so many good and beautiful things in the world, why do you see only this that is being withheld?Tessa Wadsworth's Discipline|Jennie M. Drinkwater