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withdraw meaning and definition

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Definition of withdraw (verb)

  1. pull back or move away or backward
  2. withdraw from active participation
    • "He retired from chess"
    • synonyms: retire
  3. release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
    • "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"
    • synonyms: disengage
    • antonym: engage
  4. cause to be returned
    • "recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
    • synonyms: call back, call in, recall
  5. take back what one has said
  6. keep away from others
  7. break from a meeting or gathering
    • "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"
    • synonyms: adjourn, retire
  8. retire gracefully
    • "He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship"
    • synonyms: bow out
  9. 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"
    • synonyms: draw, draw off, take out
    • antonym: bank
  10. lose interest
    • "he retired from life when his wife died"
    • synonyms: retire
  11. make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
  12. 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"
    • synonyms: remove, take, take away
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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