Withdraw en


  1. (v. i.) To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company.
  2. (v. t.) To take back or away, as what has been bestowed or enjoyed; to draw back; to cause to move away or retire; as, to withdraw aid, favor, capital, or the like.
  3. (v. t.) To take back; to recall or retract; as, to withdraw false charges.
Word: with·draw
Pronunciation of withdraw: wi[th]-'dro, with-
Function of withdraw: verb
Other forms of withdraw: with·drew /-'drü/; with·drawn /-'dron/; with·draw·ing /-'dro(-)i[ng]/
Origin of withdraw: Middle English, from with from drawen to draw
transitive senses
1 a : to take back or away : REMOVE <pressure upon educational administrators to withdraw academic credit -- J. W. Scott> b : to remove from use or cultivation c : to remove (money) from a place of deposit d : to turn away (as the eyes) from an object of attention <withdrew her gaze> e : to draw (as a curtain) back or aside
2 a : to remove from consideration or set outside a group <withdrew his name from the list of nominees> <withdrew their child from the school> b (1) : TAKE BACK, RETRACT (2) : to recall or remove (a motion) under parliamentary procedure
intransitive senses
1 a : to move back or away : RETIRE b : to draw back from a battlefield : RETREAT
2 a : to remove oneself from participation b : to become socially or emotionally detached <had withdrawn farther and farther into herself -- Ethel Wilson>
3 : to recall a motion under parliamentary procedure
- with·draw·able /-'dro-&-b&l/ adjective

Synonyms of withdraw

Adjourn, Crawfish, Disengage, Draw, Recall, Recede, Remove, Retire, Retreat, Seclude, Sequester, Sequestrate, Swallow, Take, Unsay,

Antonyms of withdraw

Bank, Deposit, Engage, Lock, Mesh, Operate,