Antonyms for withhold

Grammar : Verb
Spell : with-hohld, with-
Phonetic Transcription : wɪθˈhoʊld, wɪð-

Definition of withhold

Origin :
  • c.1200, from with- "back, away" (see with) + holden "to hold" (see hold (v.)); probably a loan-translation of Latin retinere "to withhold." Related: Withheld; withholding. Past participle form withholden was still used 19c.
  • verb keep back
Example sentences :
  • They are in the hand of God—in his hand to give or to withhold.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • Withhold not Thy countenance from the tears and beseechings of the woebegone.
  • Extract from : « Camps, Quarters and Casual Places » by Archibald Forbes
  • I don't care to withhold this from you, kind and trusted Sir.
  • Extract from : « Albert Durer » by T. Sturge Moore
  • How poor to withhold from you your books, your jewels, and your money!
  • Extract from : « Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9) » by Samuel Richardson
  • Why should he take pains to persuade his mother to a consent which she had no right to withhold?
  • Extract from : « Heather and Snow » by George MacDonald
  • You may tell my story or you may withhold it at your pleasure.
  • Extract from : « The Captain of the Pole-Star and Other Tales » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • And with them came the protest that she was also powerless to withhold.
  • Extract from : « The Night Riders » by Ridgwell Cullum
  • But he had an alibi all the time, my child; an unanswerable alibi which he preferred to withhold.
  • Extract from : « The Snare » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Her love and forgiveness are benedictions she cannot withhold nor you escape.
  • Extract from : « A Forest Hearth: A Romance of Indiana in the Thirties » by Charles Major
  • I could not withhold my admiration for Ellenora's cleverness.
  • Extract from : « Melomaniacs » by James Huneker

Synonyms for withhold

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