Withdraw - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |wɪðˈdrɔː|  American pronunciation of the word withdraw
Brit.  |wɪðˈdrɔː|  British pronunciation of the word withdraw
irregular verb:  p.t. — withdrew  p.p. — withdrawn


- pull back or move away or backward (syn: recede, retire, retreat)
- withdraw from active participation (syn: retire)
- release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles (syn: disengage)
- cause to be returned (syn: recall)
- take back what one has said (syn: swallow, unsay)
- keep away from others (syn: seclude, sequester, sequestrate)
- break from a meeting or gathering (syn: adjourn, retire)

▼ (5)


She withdrew $200 from her checking account.

The prosecutor withdrew her question to the witness.

They have withdrawn the charges.

She withdrew her eyes.

I withdrew my foot a little.

Our troops have withdrawn from the border area.

I have withdrawn from all attendance at public banquets.

He promised to withdraw from England.

A knee injury forced her to withdraw from the competition.

Parents have the right to withdraw their children from religious education lessons if they wish.

One of the minority parties had withdrawn its support for Chancellor Kohl.

Union members will vote on whether to withdraw their labour (=stop working).

After much persuasion he agreed to withdraw his resignation.

He refused to withdraw his remarks and was expelled from the Party.

The newspaper has agreed to withdraw its allegations.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: withdraw
he/she/it: withdraws
present participle: withdrawing
past tense: withdrew
past participle: withdrawn
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