Definitions for: Withdraw

[v] remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc.; 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] keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
[v] take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"
[v] 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] release from something that holds fast. connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"
[v] lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
[v] pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
[v] 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] cause to be returned; "recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
[v] withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess"
[v] retire gracefully; "He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship"
[v] break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"

Webster (1913) Definition: With*draw" (w[i^][th]*dr[add]"), v. t. [imp.
Withdrew (-dr[udd]"); p. p. Withdrawn (-dr[add]n"); p.
pr. & vb. n. Withdrawing.] [With against + draw.]
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

With*draw", v. i.
To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go
away; as, he withdrew from the company. ``When the sea
withdrew.'' --King Horn.

Syn: To recede; retrograde; go back.

Synonyms: adjourn, back away, back out, call back, call in, crawfish, crawfish out, disengage, draw, draw back, draw off, move back, pull away, pull back, pull back, pull in one's horns, recall, recede, remove, retire, retire, retire, retreat, retreat, seclude, sequester, sequestrate, swallow, take, take away, take back, take out, unsay

Antonyms: bank, deposit, engage, lock, mesh, operate

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