Definition of withhold verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

withhold

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//wɪðˈhəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪðˈhoʊld//
 
; BrE BrE//wɪθˈhəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪθˈhoʊld//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they withhold
BrE BrE//wɪðˈhəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪðˈhoʊld//
 
; BrE BrE//wɪθˈhəʊld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪθˈhoʊld//
 
he / she / it withholds
BrE BrE//wɪðˈhəʊldz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪðˈhoʊldz//
 
; BrE BrE//wɪθˈhəʊldz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪθˈhoʊldz//
 
past simple withheld
BrE BrE//wɪðˈheld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪðˈheld//
 
; BrE BrE//wɪθˈheld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪθˈheld//
 
past participle withheld
BrE BrE//wɪðˈheld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪðˈheld//
 
; BrE BrE//wɪθˈheld//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪθˈheld//
 
-ing form withholding
BrE BrE//wɪðˈhəʊldɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪðˈhoʊldɪŋ//
 
; BrE BrE//wɪθˈhəʊldɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//wɪθˈhoʊldɪŋ//
 
 
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withhold something (from somebody/something) (formal) to refuse to give something to somebody synonym keep back She was accused of withholding information from the police. Payment was withheld until the work was completed. The government was threatening to withhold future financial aid. Word Origin Middle English: from the prefix with- ‘away’ + the verb hold.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: withhold