Synonyms for withhold

Synonyms for (verb) withhold

Synonyms: keep back, withhold

Definition: hold back; refuse to hand over or share

Usage: The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room

Similar words: deny, refuse

Definition: refuse to let have

Usage: She denies me every pleasure; he denies her her weekly allowance


Synonyms: withhold, deduct, recoup

Definition: retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments

Usage: My employer is withholding taxes

Similar words: hold on, keep

Definition: retain possession of

Usage: Can I keep my old stuffed animals?; She kept her maiden name after she married