Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb withhold

2 senses of withhold

Sense 1
withhold, keep back -- (hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room")
       => deny, refuse -- (refuse to let have; "She denies me every pleasure"; "he denies her her weekly allowance")

Sense 2
withhold, deduct, recoup -- (retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer is withholding taxes")
       => keep, hold on -- (retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married")

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