Definition of Withdraw

1. Verb. Pull back or move away or backward. "The limo pulled away from the curb"

2. Verb. Withdraw from active participation. "He retired from chess"
Exact synonyms: Retire
Related verbs: Retire, Bow Out
Specialized synonyms: Drop Out
Generic synonyms: Cease, Discontinue, Give Up, Lay Off, Quit, Stop
Derivative terms: Retiree, Retirement, Withdrawal

3. Verb. Release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles. "Disengage the gears"
Exact synonyms: Disengage
Generic synonyms: Let Go, Let Go Of, Release, Relinquish
Specialized synonyms: Unlock
Derivative terms: Disengagement, Withdrawal, Withdrawer
Antonyms: Engage

4. Verb. Cause to be returned. "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
Exact synonyms: Call Back, Call In, Recall
Generic synonyms: Take
Specialized synonyms: Decommission
Derivative terms: Callback, Recall

5. Verb. Take back what one has said. "He swallowed his words"
Exact synonyms: Swallow, Take Back, Unsay
Generic synonyms: Disown, Renounce, Repudiate
Derivative terms: Withdrawal

6. Verb. Keep away from others. "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
Exact synonyms: Seclude, Sequester, Sequestrate
Generic synonyms: Insulate, Isolate
Related verbs: Adjourn, Retire
Derivative terms: Seclusion, Sequestration, Withdrawal, Withdrawer

7. Verb. Break from a meeting or gathering. "The men retired to the library"
Exact synonyms: Adjourn, Retire
Related verbs: Seclude, Sequester, Sequestrate
Generic synonyms: Close, Close Down, Close Up, Fold, Shut Down
Specialized synonyms: Prorogue
Entails: Assemble, Foregather, Forgather, Gather, Meet
Derivative terms: Adjournment, Withdrawal

8. Verb. Retire gracefully. "He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship"
Exact synonyms: Bow Out
Generic synonyms: Retire
Related verbs: Retire
Derivative terms: Withdrawal

9. Verb. Remove (a commodity) from (a supply source). "The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
Exact synonyms: Draw, Draw Off, Take Out
Generic synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away
Related verbs: Draw, Take Out
Specialized synonyms: Check Out, Cheque, Dip, Divert, Hive Off, Overdraw, Tap, Disinvest, Divest
Derivative terms: Drawee, Drawer, Withdrawal, Withdrawer
Antonyms: Deposit

10. Verb. Lose interest. "He retired from life when his wife died"
Exact synonyms: Retire
Generic synonyms: Fatigue, Jade, Pall, Tire, Weary
Related verbs: Retire
Specialized synonyms: Back Down, Back Off, Bow Out, Chicken Out, Pull Out
Derivative terms: Withdrawal, Withdrawer

11. Verb. Make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity. "The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"

12. Verb. Remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract. "They want to withdraw the doors"; "This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
Exact synonyms: Remove, Take, Take Away
Specialized synonyms: Depilate, Epilate, Harvest, Tip, Stem, Extirpate, Enucleate, Exenterate, Enucleate, Decorticate, Bail, Disinvest, Divest, Strip, Undress, Ablate, Clean, Pick, Clean, Winnow, Pick, Clear, Clear Up, Muck, Lift, Lift, Lift, Tear Away, Tear Off, Take Off, Take Away, Take Out, Pit, Stone, Seed, Unhinge, Shuck, Hull, Crumb, Chip Away, Chip Away At, Burl, Knock Out, Clean, Scavenge, Hypophysectomise, Hypophysectomize, Degas, Husk, Shell, Bur, Burr, Clear Away, Clear Off, Flick, Dismantle, Strip, Strip, Clear, Defang, Bone, Debone, Disembowel, Draw, Eviscerate, Shell, Shuck, Detusk, Tusk, Dehorn, Scalp, Weed, Condense, Bail Out, Bale Out, Leach, Strip, Decalcify, Detoxicate, Detoxify, De-ionate, De-iodinate, Decarbonise, Decarbonize, Decarburise, Decarburize, Decoke, Delouse, Ream, Brush, Wash, Wash Away, Wash Off, Wash Out, Desorb, Pull, Demineralise, Demineralize, Eliminate, Clear Out, Drive Out, Expectorate, Carve Out, Defuse, Dredge, Wear Away, Wear Off, Amputate, Cut Off, Eviscerate, Resect, Cream, Cream Off, Skim, Skim Off, Strip, Strip, Descale, Scale, Circumcise, Undock, Cut Into, Delve, Dig, Turn Over, Dig, Excavate, Hollow, Lift Out, Scoop, Scoop Out, Scoop Up, Take Up, Draw Out, Extract, Pull, Pull Out, Pull Up, Take Out, Take Out, Unstring, String, Wipe Away, Wipe Off, Bear Away, Bear Off, Carry Away, Carry Off, Take Away, Unveil, Take Out, Unpack, Disburden, Unburden, Empty, Discharge, Offsaddle, Unsaddle, Cast, Cast Off, Drop, Shake Off, Shed, Throw, Throw Away, Throw Off, Dislodge, Free, Clean, Aspirate, Draw Out, Suck Out, Cancel, Delete, Lade, Laden, Ladle, Spoon, Gut, Head, Draw Away, Draw Off, Pull Off, Clean, Strip, Draw, Take Out, Draw, Get Out, Pull, Pull Out, Take Out, Leach, Draw, Draw, Draw Off, Take Out
Derivative terms: Remotion, Removal, Remover, Withdrawal
Also: Take Off

Definition of Withdraw

1. 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.

2. v. i. To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company.

3. 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.

4. v. i. To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company.

Definition of Withdraw

1. Verb. (transitive) To pull (something) back, aside, or away. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To take back (a comment, etc). ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To remove, to stop providing (one's support, etc). ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To extract (money from an account). ¹

5. Verb. (intransitive) To retreat. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To be in withdrawal from an addictive drug etc. (defdate from 20th c.) ¹

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Definition of Withdraw

1. to move back or away [v -DREW, -DRAWN, -DRAWING, -DRAWS]

Medical Definition of Withdraw

1. 1. 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. "Impossible it is that God should withdraw his presence from anything." (Hooker) 2. To take back; to recall or retract; as, to withdraw false charges. Origin: With against + draw. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Withdraw

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with wisdom
with young
withdraw (current term)
withdrawal method
withdrawal reflex
withdrawal symptom
withdrawal symptoms
withdrawal syndrome
withdrawing room
withdrawing rooms

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