Part of speech: verb

To hold back; restrain.

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Usage examples "withhold":

  1. I will agree; and if we are agreed, you can give or withhold reasons as you please. - "Across the Zodiac", Percy Greg.
  2. The right of free speech entitled Barber to publish it; a larger measure of common- sense would have made him withhold it. - "The Marrow of Tradition", Charles W. Chesnutt.
  3. Moreover, even where the interest of all seems evident, there still remains some chance of error; it is, therefore, better to withhold. - "Lectures on the true, the beautiful and the good", Victor Cousin.