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Meaning & Definition of Withhold in English

English

Withhold

/wɪθhoʊld/

verb

1. Hold back

  • Refuse to hand over or share
  • "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"
    synonym:
  • withhold
  • ,
  • keep back

2. Retain and refrain from disbursing

  • Of payments
  • "My employer is withholding taxes"
    synonym:
  • withhold
  • ,
  • deduct
  • ,
  • recoup