What is another word for withholding?

Pronunciation: [wɪðhˈə͡ʊldɪŋ] (IPA)

Withholding refers to the act of not giving or keeping something back. Synonyms for withholding include denying, refraining, holding back, retaining, hiding, concealing, blocking, suppressing, and inhibiting. Denying means refusing to give something that is requested, while refraining means choosing not to do something you are capable of doing. Holding back and retaining both imply a refusal to relinquish or release what is held. Hiding and concealing suggest keeping something out of sight or knowledge. Blocking and suppressing indicate an intentional obstacle to the release of information or emotion. Inhibiting means preventing one's self or others from expressing freely.

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What are the opposite words for withholding?

Withholding is a term that refers to the act of keeping something back, such as information or feelings. Opposite to withholding is the term giving, which means to offer, bestow, or deliver something to someone or something. Another antonym for withholding is releasing, denoting the act of making information or feelings known or public. The term revealing is also an antonym of withholding, signifying the revealing of something that has been hidden or kept secret. Confessing is another antonym for withholding, indicating the act of admitting to something that has been hidden or kept secret. In contrast, concealing would be considered a synonym for withholding, which implies keeping something or someone hidden or secret.

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Usage examples for Withholding

One had held back all of friendship, offering nothing; the other had given friendship, withholding from it an element-the element of respect.
"The Furnace"
Rose Macaulay
You have stolen it from them by withholding it.
"The Man from Jericho"
Edwin Carlile Litsey
It was hoped that public bodies as well as private persons could be induced to bring pressure to bear on the banks by withdrawing or withholding accounts until they should adopt a more patriotic policy, though it was more difficult to see how the Stock Exchange could be dealt with.
"The Evolution of Sinn Fein"
Robert Mitchell Henry

Famous quotes with Withholding

  • Nothing has changed in our relationship with East West. We have no relationship with East West. We've been withholding our labour for almost seven years now.
    Andrew Eldritch
  • This may be done by grafting, by confining the roots, withholding water, bending the branches, or in a hundred other ways which all proceed upon the same principle.
    Robert Fortune
  • Start living now. Stop saving the good china for that special occasion. Stop withholding your love until that special person materializes. Every day you are alive is a special occasion. Every minute, every breath, is a gift from God.
    Mary Manin Morrissey
  • Something we were withholding made us weak, until we found out it was ourselves.
    Robert Frost
  • When it comes to finances, remember that there are no withholding taxes on the wages of sin.
    Mae West

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