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EtymologyEdit

From Middle English withholden, equivalent to with- +‎ hold.

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /wɪθˈhəʊld/, /wɪðˈhəʊld/
  • (US) IPA(key): /wɪθˈhoʊld/, /wɪðˈhoʊld/
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  • Rhymes: -əʊld

VerbEdit

withhold (third-person singular simple present withholds, present participle withholding, simple past withheld, past participle withheld or (rare) withholden)

  1. (transitive) To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
  2. (transitive) To keep (information, assent etc) to oneself rather than revealing it.
  3. (intransitive) To stay back.

SynonymsEdit

  • (keep (a physical object) to oneself): retain

Derived termsEdit

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