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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.


Synonymsretire


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.


Synonymsdisengage


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.


Synonymsretire


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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