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synonyms for withholds

  • conceal
  • deduct
  • deny
  • detain
  • hide
  • keep
  • refuse
  • resist
  • retain
  • suppress
  • abstain
  • bridle
  • check
  • constrain
  • curb
  • disallow
  • hold
  • inhibit
  • kill
  • refrain
  • repress
  • reserve
  • restrain
  • spike
  • clam up
  • dummy up
  • hold back
  • hold down
  • hold out
  • hold out on
  • keep secret
  • keep to oneself
  • keep under one's hat
  • keep under wraps
  • sit on
  • stop oneself

antonyms for withholds

MOST RELEVANT
  • allow
  • disclose
  • divulge
  • expose
  • free
  • go along
  • grant
  • lay bare
  • let go
  • let out
  • open
  • release
  • reveal
  • show
  • tell
  • uncover
  • aid
  • assist
  • help
  • indulge
  • liberate
  • permit
  • use
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How to use withholds in a sentence

Sandy conceals another name, which he withholds from Red Gulch.
TWO MEN OF SANDY BARBRET HARTE
Where this cannot be accomplished, the earth withholds even the most scanty vegetation.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
But a fear of insular prejudice on your part withholds her at this moment from full expression of that devotion.
THE HISTORY OF SIR RICHARD CALMADYLUCAS MALET
To this statue Venus, at Pygmalion's request, gives life; but she withholds the power of loving.
A BOOK OF BURLESQUEWILLAM DAVENPORT ADAMS
Still she withholds her sympathy at first for a good reason; Arete is not wholly impulse and feeling, she has thought, reflection.
HOMER'S ODYSSEYDENTON J. SNIDER
Till then it were better to rest, for the night withholds the knowledge.
THE LADY OF NORTH STAROTTWELL J. BINNS
The frank sun withholds his beams from none for any false delicacy.
TABLETSAMOS BRONSON ALCOTT
If she withholds her gifts in one direction she bestows them in another.
FIFTY YEARS OF RAILWAY LIFE IN ENGLAND, SCOTLAND AND IRELANDJOSEPH TATLOW
In these sterile heights, Nature withholds her fostering influence alike from vegetable and animal life.
TRAVELS IN PERU, ON THE COAST, IN THE SIERRA, ACROSS THE CORDILLERAS AND THE ANDES, INTO THE PRIMEVAL FORESTSJ. J. VON TSCHUDI
Her voice trembled; she looked into his eyes—gave him, in that swift regard, all that a woman withholds until the right man asks.
THE DARK STARROBERT W. CHAMBERS
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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