withhold

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v withhold hold back; refuse to hand over or share "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"
    • v withhold retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments "My employer is withholding taxes"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Withhold To hold back; to restrain; to keep from action. "Withhold , O sovereign prince, your hasty hand
      From knitting league with him."
    • Withhold To keep; to maintain; to retain. "To withhold it the more easily in heart."
    • Withhold To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition. "Forbid who will, none shall from me withhold Longer thy offered good."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • withhold To hold back; keep from action; restrain; cheek.
    • withhold To keep back; refrain from doing, giving, permitting, etc.: as, to withhold payment; to withhold assent to something.
    • withhold To keep; retain; hold; detain.
    • withhold To keep; maintain.
    • withhold To engage; retain.
    • withhold To refrain; stay back; hold one's self in check.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Withhold with-hōld′ to hold back: to keep back
    • v.i Withhold to stay back:—pa.t. and pa.p. Withheld′ (arch. pa.p. Withhol′den)
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Quotations

  • Anzia Yezierska
    Anzia Yezierska
    “Give a beggar a dime and he'll bless you. Give him a dollar and he'll curse you for withholding the rest of your fortune. Poverty is a bag with a hole at the bottom.”
  • Samuel Johnson
    Samuel%20Johnson
    “Every other enjoyment malice may destroy; every other panegyric envy may withhold; but no human power can deprive the boaster of his own encomiums.”
  • Mae West
    Mae%20West
    “When it comes to finances, remember that there are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin.”
  • Bible
    Bible
    “One man gives freely, yet grows all the richer; another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want. [Proverbs 11-24]”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    Kahlil%20Gibran
    “Money is like love; it kills slowly and painfully the one who withholds it, and enlivens the other who turns it on his fellow man.”
  • Elwyn Brooks White
    Elwyn%20Brooks%20White
    “A poet's pleasure is to withhold a little of his meaning, to intensify by mystification. He unzips the veil from beauty, but does not remove it.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
With, again, against, back + hold,

Usage

In literature:

This then she took from him, withholding in consequence something she had meant to say.
"Madame de Mauves" by Henry James
There are many who give because they are too proud to withhold.
"Barlasch of the Guard" by H. S. Merriman
I have my reasons for withholding it.
"The Last Galley" by Arthur Conan Doyle
Withhold not now your confidence, which before you have never refused me.
"Zenobia" by William Ware
Who amongst us dares to withhold the Extenuating Circumstance?
"With Edged Tools" by Henry Seton Merriman
To withhold commissions, until some proof was given of individual fitness, involved grave responsibility.
"The Bay State Monthly, Vol. 1, Issue 1." by Various
Nor did fame withhold her laurel.
"Other Tales and Sketches" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
Until I have received a copy, I withhold my judgment.
"The Gentleman From Indiana" by Booth Tarkington
The Withholding of the cup from the laity, lest a single drop of Christ's blood should be spilled.
"An Explanation of Luther's Small Catechism" by Joseph Stump
I don't care to withhold this from you, kind and trusted Sir.
"Albert Durer" by T. Sturge Moore
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In poetry:

And we should not from them withhold
The praise we feel is due
For deeds of love, and actions bold,
For spirit kind and true.
"The Heroes Of Our Day" by Joseph Horatio Chant
For God, who is our Sun and Shield,
Will grace and glory give;
And no good thing will He withhold
From them that justly live.
"O God of hosts, the mighty Lord," by Nahum Tate and Nicholas Brady
I called back years and ancient times
When I beheld thy face;
My spirit searched for secret crimes
That might withhold thy grace.
"Psalm 77 part 1" by Isaac Watts
If 'mid the gathering storms of doubt,
Our hearts grow faint and cold,
The strength we cannot live without
Thy love will not withhold.
"Hymn Written For The Twenty-Fifth Anniversary Of The Reorganization Of The Boston Young Men’s Christ" by Oliver Wendell Holmes
Churches no more, in cold eclipse,
Mourn the withholding of its rays;
It gilds their gates, and on the lips
Of every faithful preacher plays.
"Hymns for Ordination and Installation VI" by John Pierpont
Young Dermod stood by his mother's side,
And he spake right stern and cold;
“Now, why do you weep and wail," he said,
“And joy from my bride withhold ?
"The Woman Who Went To Hell [An Irish Legend]" by Dora Sigerson Shorter

In news:

Police are withholding his name until the family of the deceased is notified.
Most of Board Gone, Too, After Threat to Withhold Bailout Cash.
When Republicans hold offices, Democrats grab their popcorn, withhold their talent, time and treasure, and watch the failures as entertainment.
For recreational gamblers, requirements for reporting and withholding from a winning bet depend on the type of gambling, the amount won and the ratio of the winnings to the wager.
Is it because they are "only" talking about withholding evidence of domestic violence.
Obamacare grants doctors liberty to withhold care.
NEWARK — The state is just about out of patience and has threatened to withhold $24 million in aid if the Newark City Council doesn't introduce a budget within two weeks.
St Louis Zoo-Museum District board members are threatening to withhold $10 million in annual tax money from the Missouri History Museum, calling it "unresponsive" and "nontransparent.
An LGBT anti-Romney group is calling on Log Cabin to withhold its endorsement, like it did from George W Bush in 2004.
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel says it will withhold more than $100 million in taxes and other funds the Jewish state collects on behalf of Palestinians to punish them for their successful bid to win UN statehood.
White House Says it Didn't Withhold Oil Spill Info.
The Pentagon's contracts management agency has increased to 5 percent from 2 percent the funding it is temporarily withholding from Lockheed Martin Corp.
ST LOUIS — St Louis Zoo-Museum District board members are threatening to withhold $10 million in annual tax money from the Missouri History Museum, calling it "unresponsive" and "nontransparent.
Withhold judgment on SC hacking — for now.
New York State officials may withhold federal grants meant for New York City, other districts.
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In science:

Informally, there are two types of attacks for a VSR protocol to withhold: known file content (KFC) attacks and tag access (TA) attacks.
Efficient Defence against Misbehaving TCP Receiver DoS Attacks
Req.4] The system shall, in the event where no description is provided, display a message to the user and withhold from performing the Submit general request operation. [F.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Req.10] The system shall, if one or more mandatory field is missing, display a message to the user and withhold from performing the Submit specific request operation. [F.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Req.27] The system shall, if a closure note is not provided, display a message to the user and withhold from performing the Close general request operation. [F.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
Req.4] The system shall, in the event where no barcode, owner, category, furniture type (if applicable), number of compartments (if applicable) and/or equipment type (if applicable) are provided, display a message to the user and withhold from performing the add physical asset operation. [F.
Software Requirements Specification of the IUfA's UUIS -- a Team 3 COMP5541-W10 Project Approach
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