Definitions of withdraw

  1. break from a meeting or gathering; " We adjourned for lunch"; " The men retired to the library"
  2. make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity; " We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him"; " He backed out of his earlier promise"; " The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns"
  3. retire gracefully; " He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship"
  4. cause to be returned; " recall the defective auto tires"; " The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
  5. pull back or move away or backward; " The enemy withdrew"; " The limo pulled away from the curb"
  6. remove ( a commodity) from ( a supply source); " She drew $ 2, 000 from the account"; " The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank"
  7. remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc.; or remove something abstract; " remove 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"
  8. lose interest; " he retired from life when his wife died"
  9. withdraw from active participation; " He retired from chess"
  10. keep away from others; " He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
  11. take back what one has said; " He swallowed his words"
  12. release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; " I want to disengage myself from his influence"; " disengage the gears"
  13. To take back or away, as what has been bestowed or enjoyed; to draw back; to cause to move away or retire; as, to withdraw aid, favor, capital, or the like.
  14. To take back; to recall or retract; as, to withdraw false charges.
  15. To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company.
  16. To take away or back; to draw back; to recall or take back.
  17. To retire; retreat.
  18. To draw back or away: to take back: to recall.
  19. To retire: to go away.
  21. To retire.
  22. Withdrew.
  23. To draw or take away; remove; recall.
  24. To keep or abstract from use.
  25. To draw back; retire.
  26. Withdrawal.
  27. To take away what has been enjoyed; to take back or from; to recall.
  28. To quit a company or place; to retire; to retreat.
  29. To draw away in opposition to; to take back or away; to call back or away; to retire; to cause to retire.

Usage examples for withdraw

  1. She's right, though, only I won't withdraw my invitation at this late date. – Grace Harlowe's Second Year at Overton College by Jessie Graham Flower
  2. Yet if she did, he would withdraw his aid. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  3. I call upon you to withdraw." – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  4. Perhaps if the matter were properly presented to Dr. Burns, he might consent to withdraw the invitation. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  5. The parents had probably been urged to give a consent, and before they could withdraw it their son had taken action to carry out the intention. – The Outcaste by F. E. Penny
  6. It is not too late to withdraw my offer. – Herbert Carter's Legacy by Horatio Alger
  7. The Society would not allow you to withdraw. – The Crack of Doom by Robert Cromie
  8. Suddenly he seized her hand, and before she could withdraw it she had the satisfaction of knowing the sensation of having it kissed. – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  9. And this time she did not withdraw them. – From Sand Hill to Pine by Bret Harte
  10. Then she suddenly stooped and kissed the cold hand trying to withdraw itself from hers. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  11. He still had her by the hand, which she did not at the moment attempt to withdraw. – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  12. " Of course," he replied, " but surely you're going to withdraw your objections now." – The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
  13. Jack began to find himself constantly in hot water, and the captain and first lieutenant, although they did not really withdraw their protection, thought it high time that Jack should find out that, on board a man- of- war, everybody and everything must find its level. – Mr. Midshipman Easy by Captain Frederick Marryat
  14. Guests now began to withdraw quietly. – The Son of My Friend New Temperance Tales No. 1 by T. S. Arthur
  15. No, I withdraw that. – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
  16. What would they say if I were to withdraw? – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  17. I will withdraw then." – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  18. This belief would not under any circumstances improve their manners, and at this time it only caused them to despise still more those who seemed willing to withdraw all claim to authority over them. – Daybreak: A Romance of an Old World by James Cowan