Crossword clues for withhold
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Withhold \With*hold"\, v. t. [imp. Withheld; p. p. Withheld, Obs. or Archaic Withholden; p. pr. & vb. n. Withholding.]
To hold back; to restrain; to keep from action.
Withhold, O sovereign prince, your hasty hand From knitting league with him.
To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition.
Forbid who will, none shall from me withhold Longer thy offered good.
To keep; to maintain; to retain. [Obs.]
To withhold it the more easily in heart.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
vb. 1 (context transitive English) To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner. 2 (context transitive English) To keep (information, etc) to oneself rather than revealing it. 3 (context transitive English) To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition.
Usage examples of "withhold".
We may, however, omit for the present any consideration of the particular providence, that beforehand decision which accomplishes or holds things in abeyance to some good purpose and gives or withholds in our own regard: when we have established the Universal Providence which we affirm, we can link the secondary with it.
Before, he had withheld from me that which he had adjudged me too weak to know.
The anomalous findings at Hueyatlaco resulted in personal abuse and professional penalties, including withholding of funds and loss of job, facilities, and reputation for Virginia Steen-McIntyre.
In your arguments you never yet have shown the least disposition to withhold a just verdict or be in anywise unfair, when authoritative history condemned your position, and therefore I have no hesitation in asking you to take the original blame from the Massachusetts ministers, in this matter, and transfer it to the South Carolina clergymen where it justly belongs.
A further note to the riddle of this sphinx was when Tim recently overheard the bohunk Albertsons manager telling his deli wenches to withhold the snack trays if they saw Tiresias at all.
In his hot youth he had been rather a devil of a fellow in between dances, a cooer of soft phrases and a stealer of never very stoutly withheld kisses.
Wedge would have said he slumped in his chair, but Cracken had clearly decided he would withhold nothing from his answer.
His headshaking grew more and more pronounced each time Jani alluded to the possibility that Durian Ridgeway had purposely withheld information.
Respecting the way of the Elderhood, we withhold our weapon and offer our aid.
While the National Government refrained from withholding the elective franchise from men who had fought to destroy the Union, there is no doubt that disabilities and exclusions were imposed upon large classes in certain States of the South.
By heaven, I know not What patience or what reverence withheld My enchafed spirit in bounds of courtesy.
Heaven, why did you withhold a knowledge that would have upheld me and enheartened me through all that I have suffered?
Those who were so disgusted with this form of food that they had no appetite to partake of it, except in quantities insufficient to supply the waste of the tissues, were, of course, in the condition of men slowly starving, notwithstanding that the only farinaceous form of food which the Confederate States produced in sufficient abundance for the maintenance of armies was not withheld from them.
He chafed at her containment, at her courage, her silence, her withholding the brazen or the fawnish look-up, either of which he would have hated.
Ryland teased her, but although he was laughing, deep down inside he was guiltily aware of the fact that there were facts about himself that he had withheld from her.