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
Definition for withholding (2 of 2)
Origin of withholding tax
Related formsun·with·hold·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for withholding
One reason for withholding information was the president had no intention of shutting down the initiative.How the Reagan White House Bungled Its Response to Iran-Contra Revelations|Malcolm Byrne|November 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Government officials have no allowable reasons for withholding critical data from lawmakers.
The official—and maybe even legitimate reason—for withholding those facts is that the case is still under investigation.Ferguson Police Protect and Serve Themselves With Michael Brown Smear|Michael Daly|August 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
For first-time users, withholding this kind of information can get them into trouble.
LeAnn Rimes Rimes sued her father/manager in 2000 for withholding millions of dollars of her earnings.Selena Gomez, Macaulay Culkin, and More Stars Who Divorce Their Parents|Marina Watts|April 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He has a preference for withholding his name from the public, and has described himself as 'the patient.'
Failure to comply with building regulations in making improvements resulted in the withholding of the license of one theater.Chicago's Awful Theater Horror|Various
The other men stood to watch him go, consumed with curiosity, yet withholding all question.They of the High Trails|Hamlin Garland
As long as he derives an income from his capital he has not the option of withholding it from the use of others.Socialism|John Stuart Mill
As I had no reason for withholding it, I told him how I was called.Auriol|W. Harrison Ainsworth
British Dictionary definitions for withholding (1 of 2)
verb -holds, -holding or -held
Derived Formswithholder, noun
British Dictionary definitions for withholding (2 of 2)
Culture definitions for withholding
The tax withheld (or deducted) directly from one's paycheck.