Synonyms for Withhold:


hoard, stockpile, save, collect, store up, set-aside. abstain, restraint, hold off, forbear. deny, refuse, accept, turn down, disallow. hold back (noun)
delay, deny, hold out.
withhold (noun)
deduct, keep back, recoup.


check (verb)
keep back, delay.
possession (verb)
keep back.
withdraw (verb)
hold, suppress, recall, retract, recant, keep, withdraw, reserve, retain, revoke.
withhold (verb)
abstain, retain, refuse, disallow, deny, hold, hold out, keep, reserve, suppress, deduct.

Other synonyms:

forbear. refuse, disallow. contradict
turn down.

Usage examples for withhold

  1. From that thy people withhold not now thy goodness. – A Select Collection of Old English Plays, Volume I. by R. Dodsley
  2. Then he told them of his meeting with the detective, and its results, adding: " You see, Jarvis can withhold his reports to suit our convenience, and you can grow strong, feeling secure." – Madeline Payne, the Detective's Daughter by Lawrence L. Lynch
  3. I trust I shall never withhold one when it is due. – Mark Twain, A Biography, 1835-1910, Complete The Personal And Literary Life Of Samuel Langhorne Clemens by Albert Bigelow Paine Last Updated: February 20, 2009