- (v. i.) To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company.
- (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.
- (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: verbOther forms of withdraw: with·drew
/Origin of withdraw:
Middle English, from with
to drawtransitive senses1 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 aside2 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 procedureintransitive senses1 a
: to move back or away : RETIRE b
: to draw back from a battlefield : RETREAT2 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had withdrawn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
Synonyms of withdrawAdjourn
Antonyms of withdrawBank
withdraw 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.
withdraw v. t. To take back; to recall or retract; as, to withdraw false charges.
withdraw v. i. To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company.
withdraw v. pull back; remove from; take money from the bank; take back; retire; depart; remove; take out