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English verb: withdraw

1. withdraw (motion) pull back or move away or backward

SamplesThe enemy withdrew.
The limo pulled away from the curb.

Synonymsdraw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat

Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Somebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)go, locomote, move, travel

Narrower (hyponym)back down, back off, back up, fall back, retreat, retrograde

Verb groupback away, back out, crawfish, crawfish out, pull back, pull in one's horns, retreat, withdraw

Antonymsadvance, march on, move on, progress, go on, pass on

2. withdraw (social) withdraw from active participation

SamplesHe retired from chess.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)cease, discontinue, give up, lay off, quit, stop

Narrower (hyponym)drop out

Verb groupbow out, retire, withdraw, withdraw

3. withdraw (contact) release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles

SamplesI want to disengage myself from his influence.
Disengage the gears.


Pattern of useSomething ----s.
Something is ----ing PP.
Somebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)let go, let go of, release, relinquish

Narrower (hyponym)unlock

Antonymsmesh, lock, operate, engage

4. withdraw (possession) cause to be returned

SamplesRecall the defective auto tires.
The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt.

Synonymscall back, call in, recall

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)take

Narrower (hyponym)decommission

5. withdraw (communication) take back what one has said

SamplesHe swallowed his words.

Synonymsswallow, take back, unsay

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)disown, renounce, repudiate

6. withdraw (change) keep away from others

SamplesHe sequestered himself in his study to write a book.

Synonymsseclude, sequester, sequestrate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)insulate, isolate

Verb groupadjourn, retire, withdraw

7. withdraw (social) break from a meeting or gathering

SamplesWe adjourned for lunch.
The men retired to the library.

Synonymsadjourn, retire

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)close, close down, close up, fold, shut down

Narrower (hyponym)prorogue

Entailassemble, foregather, forgather, gather, meet

Verb groupseclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw

8. withdraw (social) retire gracefully

SamplesHe bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship.

Synonymsbow out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)retire

Verb groupretire, withdraw

9. withdraw (possession) remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

SamplesShe drew $2,000 from the account.
The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank.

Synonymsdraw, draw off, take out

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)remove, take, take away, withdraw

Narrower (hyponym)check out, cheque, dip, disinvest, divert, divest, hive off, overdraw, tap

Verb groupdraw, take out

Antonymsdeposit, bank

10. withdraw (emotion) lose interest

SamplesHe retired from life when his wife died.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Broader (hypernym)fatigue, jade, pall, tire, weary

Narrower (hyponym)back down, back off, bow out, chicken out, pull out

Verb groupretire, withdraw

11. withdraw (communication) make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity

SamplesWe'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him.
He backed out of his earlier promise.
The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns.

Synonymsback away, back out, crawfish, crawfish out, pull back, pull in one's horns, retreat

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Verb groupdraw back, move back, pull away, pull back, recede, retire, retreat, withdraw

12. withdraw (change) remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

SamplesRemove 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.

Synonymsremove, take, take away

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something.
Somebody ----s something from somebody.
Somebody ----s somebody PP

Narrower (hyponym)ablate, amputate, aspirate, bail, bail out, bale out, bear away, bear off, bone, brush, bur, burl, burr, cancel, carry away, carry off, carve out, cast, cast off, chip away, chip away at, circumcise, clean, clean, clean, clean, clean, clear, clear, clear away, clear off, clear out, clear up, condense, cream, cream off, crumb, cut into, cut off, de-iodinate, de-ionate, debone, decalcify, decarbonise, decarbonize, decarburise, decarburize, decoke, decorticate, defang, defuse, degas, dehorn, delete, delouse, delve, demineralise, demineralize, depilate, descale, desorb, detoxicate, detoxify, detusk, dig, dig, disburden, discharge, disembowel, disinvest, dislodge, dismantle, divest, draw, draw, draw, draw, draw, draw away, draw off, draw off, draw out, draw out, dredge, drive out, drop, eliminate, empty, enucleate, enucleate, epilate, eviscerate, eviscerate, excavate, exenterate, expectorate, extirpate, extract, flick, free, get out, gut, harvest, head, hollow, hull, husk, hypophysectomise, hypophysectomize, knock out, lade, laden, ladle, leach, leach, lift, lift, lift, lift out, muck, offsaddle, pick, pick, pit, pull, pull, pull, pull off, pull out, pull out, pull up, ream, resect, scale, scalp, scavenge, scoop, scoop out, scoop up, seed, shake off, shed, shell, shell, shuck, shuck, skim, skim off, spoon, stem, stone, string, strip, strip, strip, strip, strip, strip, strip, suck out, take away, take away, take off, take out, take out, take out, take out, take out, take out, take out, take up, tear away, tear off, throw, throw away, throw off, tip, turn over, tusk, unburden, undock, undress, unhinge, unpack, unsaddle, unstring, unveil, wash, wash away, wash off, wash out, wear away, wear off, weed, winnow, wipe away, wipe off, withdraw

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