• WordNet 3.6
    • v withdraw remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract "remove a threat","remove a wrapper","Remove the dirty dishes from the table","take the gun from your pocket","This machine withdraws heat from the environment"
    • v withdraw keep away from others "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
    • v withdraw take back what one has said "He swallowed his words"
    • v withdraw make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity "We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him","He backed out of his earlier promise","The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"
    • v withdraw release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles "I want to disengage myself from his influence","disengage the gears"
    • v withdraw lose interest "he retired from life when his wife died"
    • v withdraw pull back or move away or backward "The enemy withdrew","The limo pulled away from the curb"
    • v withdraw remove (a commodity) from (a supply source) "She drew $2,000 from the account","The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
    • v withdraw cause to be returned "recall the defective auto tires","The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
    • v withdraw withdraw from active participation "He retired from chess"
    • v withdraw retire gracefully "He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship"
    • v withdraw break from a meeting or gathering "We adjourned for lunch","The men retired to the library"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The city of Denver was originally chosen to host the 1976 Winter Olympics, but had to withdraw because Colorado voters rejected to finance it
    • v. i Withdraw To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company. "When the sea withdrew ."
    • Withdraw 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."
    • Withdraw To take back; to recall or retract; as, to withdraw false charges.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • withdraw To draw back, aside, or away; take back; remove.
    • withdraw To recall; retract: as, to withdraw a charge, a threat, or a vow.
    • withdraw To divert, as from use or from some accustomed channel.
    • withdraw To take out; subtract.
    • withdraw The word is often used reflexively.
    • withdraw To retire; go away; step backward or aside; retreat.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Withdraw with-draw′ to draw back or away: to take back: to recall
    • v.i Withdraw to retire: to go away
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  • Miguel De Cervantes
    “To withdraw is not to run away, and to stay is no wise action, when there's more reason to fear than to hope.”
  • William James
    “If this life be not a real fight, in which something is eternally gained... it is no better than a game of private theatricals from which one may withdraw at will.”
  • Epicurus
    “The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.”
  • Bible
    “Withdraw yourself from your neighbors house; lest he be tired of you, and hate you.”
  • Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe
    “There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it. There is only an eternally new now that builds and creates itself out of the Best as the past withdraws.”
  • Baltasar Gracian
    “Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
With, against + draw.,


In literature:

Withdraw from the pack the twelve cards, as in Tableau No.
"Lady Cadogan's Illustrated Games of Solitaire or Patience" by Adelaide Cadogan
A cable from Dawnay saying Lord K. "would not regard unfavourably" a withdrawal from Suvla Bay.
"Gallipoli Diary, Volume 2" by Ian Hamilton
There had been some surprise among the men at the effect upon themselves of this withdrawal.
"The Long Roll" by Mary Johnston
From such menacing depths may not the eye withdraw nor step recede.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
At this announcement the regent had nothing for it but to withdraw.
"The Swedish Revolution Under Gustavus Vasa" by Paul Barron Watson
At 6:00 a. m. that morning the withdrawal began.
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
Men felt at liberty to withdraw without explanation and without notice.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
It will be through the withdrawal of restraint and so the loosening out of evil (chapters viii.-ix.).
"Quiet Talks on the Crowned Christ of Revelation" by S. D. Gordon
The influence of Colonel Alek Boteler, seconded by that of the Governor of Virginia, induced him to withdraw the resignation.
"Destruction and Reconstruction:" by Richard Taylor
They were striving hard to reach the western passes before Brussilov had time to withdraw.
"The Story of the Great War, Volume V (of 12)"

In poetry:

Ah Lord! do not withdraw,
Lest want of aw
Make sinne appear;
And when thou dost but shine lesse cleare,
Say, that thou art not here.
"A Parodie" by George Herbert
Though I have broke Thy righteous law,
Yet with me let Thy Spirit stay;
Thyself from me do not withdraw,
Nor take my spark of hope away.
"Bowed With a Sense of Sin" by Augustus Montague Toplady
But, from the Ladie in the veil,
Their eyes they could not long withdraw,
And when they tried to speak, that glare
Still kept them mute with awe !
"The Dark Ladie" by Anne Bannerman
Thus Ocean swells The streams and rills,
And to their borders lifts them high;
Or else withdraws The mighty cause,
And leaves their famish'd channels dry.
"Ocean: An Ode. Concluding With A Wish." by Edward Young
The snows are fled away, leaves on the shaws
And grasses in the mead renew their birth,
The river to the river-bed withdraws,
And altered is the fashion of the earth.
"Diffugere Nives" by A E Housman
And the trees, like so many pale phantoms,
Waved their farewell, along the road thronging,
To White Night, that all-seeing enchanter,
Who was now to North Regions withdrawing.
"White Night" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Conoco will withdraw as operator and opt out of the next exploration period for Peru blocks 123 and.
After Weak Returns, the Endowment Fund Limits Withdrawals.
EON Withdraws From Finnish Nuclear Project on Price Slide.
Kanepi says she is "very sad" about the withdrawal from the London Games.
Phil Mickelson withdraws from the Memorial Tournament citing fatigue .
The NBA early-entry withdrawal list came out Tuesday and there was one college player on the list: Florida Atlantic's Raymond Taylor.
Tokyo International Film Festival to Screen ' Feng Shui ' Despite Request to Withdraw Film.
The Olympics have ended and you already have some serious withdrawal.
Special Report This roundtable discussion focused on the events that led to the withdrawal of MoistureLoc from the market.
JERUSALEM — For several months in 2010, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel engaged in secret, American-brokered discussions with Syria for a possible peace treaty based on a full Israeli withdrawal from the Golan Heights .
Rutgers governing board endorses merger 'in general,' but leaves room to withdraw support in future.
Following Colombo's withdrawal from a 2002 truce with Tamil rebels, nation-building chief DM Dassanayake was fatally wounded in a roadside bombing.
Nourse asks Obama to withdraw her nomination to federal appeals court.
Some 40 other states have similar petitions , asking the Obama administration to allow them to withdraw from the United States, according to media reports.
I know that Aug 31 was the official date for the withdrawal of US combat forces from Iraq.

In science:

The µ-gradient left by the withdrawal of this core bears information about the processes of transport at the boundary of the core.
Constraints on the core mu-gradient of the solar-like star HD 49385 via low-degree mixed modes
Adding core overshooting has the effect of extending the size of the mixed region associated with the convective core and the µ-gradient left by the withdrawal of the core is located less deeply in the star.
Constraints on the core mu-gradient of the solar-like star HD 49385 via low-degree mixed modes
To this end it is enough to withdraw the second term in brackets in (2).
Statistics of random quasi 1D Hamiltonian with slowly varying parameters. Painlev\'{e} again.
Iverson notation is used ([expression] denotes the logical value (1 or 0) of the sentence expression) and the parameters p = ln c-1 and −q = ln c1 are random variables corresponding to prices at which the respective players withdraw, the withdrawal prices.
Quantum Game Theory in Finance
I withdraw my paper from arXiv because there is a technical error in the proof of Theorem 1.1.
Class-Preserving Automorphisms of a Family of Finite p-Groups