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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.
  20. WITHDRAWAL, WITHDRAWMENT.
  21. To retire.
  22. Withdrawn.
  23. Withdrew.
  24. To draw or take away; remove; recall.
  25. To keep or abstract from use.
  26. To draw back; retire.
  27. Withdrawal.
  28. To take away what has been enjoyed; to take back or from; to recall.
  29. To quit a company or place; to retire; to retreat.
  30. To draw away in opposition to; to take back or away; to call back or away; to retire; to cause to retire.
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Quotes of withdraw

  1. We take our international responsibilities very seriously and will not withdraw our troops from Iraq... Otherwise, the victims of terror in Madrid will have died in vain. – Marek Belka
  2. The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest. – Steven Brust
  3. I don't believe in deadlines, I don't believe in telling the enemy when we're going to withdraw – Ken Buck
  4. I think my family and closest friends are learning about my need to withdraw and I am learning how to restore and store my energy to both serve the community to the best of my ability and to serve my writer's heart. – Sandra Cisneros
  5. We can know nothing till after this grave debate. The soul must withdraw for this is not its hour. Now the knife must divide the flesh, and lay the ravage bare, and do its work completely. – Georges Duhamel
  6. As much as we may want to withdraw into a world of pure problem solving, we have to acknowledge that the most successful architectures are the ones you can actually convince someone to implement. – Jesse James Garrett
  7. Imagine a judicial nominee said 'my experience as a white man makes me better than a Latina woman.' Wouldn't they have to withdraw New racism is no better than old racism. – Newt Gingrich
  8. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one. – Baltasar Gracian
  9. Therefore let men withdraw themselves from errors; and laying aside corrupt superstitions, let them acknowledge their Father and Lord, whose excellence cannot be estimated, nor His greatness perceived, nor His beginning comprehended. – Lactantius
  10. We are equally glad and surprised at Winston's return to office. It shows that he was built for success that he should have declined to withdraw and sulk over a superficial failure. – Shane Leslie
  11. We need to make it clear that we will withdraw from Iraq within 6 to 9 months- so that the Iraqis will know that they must stand up and defend the opportunity given to them. – John Olver
  12. When we fall asleep, we withdraw our awareness from its hypnotic fascination with physical sensation, thereby enabling us to listen with our now awakening sixth sense. – Henry Reed
  13. The UN could help the Iraqi government get on its feet and help the United States withdraw a bit more. – Brent Scowcroft
  14. The United Nations' greatest fear is that average Americans will no longer tolerate these international scandals and demand that America withdraw from the international organization. – Ginny B. Waite

Usage examples for withdraw

  1. Yet if she did, he would withdraw his aid. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. Then she suddenly stooped and kissed the cold hand trying to withdraw itself from hers. – The Case of Richard Meynell by Mrs. Humphrey Ward
  3. No, I withdraw that. – The Deluge by David Graham Phillips
  4. 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
  5. I will withdraw then." – Daisy in the Field by Elizabeth Wetherell
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. He entered with a slow step, and a solemn look; and after seating himself by the side of the fair girl, ordered Senhor a Gertrudes to withdraw – The Prime Minister by W.H.G. Kingston
  9. I call upon you to withdraw – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  10. He still had her by the hand, which she did not at the moment attempt to withdraw – Ralph the Heir by Anthony Trollope
  11. It is not too late to withdraw my offer. – Herbert Carter's Legacy by Horatio Alger
  12. The Society would not allow you to withdraw – The Crack of Doom by Robert Cromie
  13. " Of course," he replied, " but surely you're going to withdraw your objections now." – The Valley of the Giants by Peter B. Kyne
  14. Excuse me, nephew Wright; with my experience I ought to have known better than to withdraw a busy man from his work." – Hetty Wesley by Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
  15. 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
  16. What would they say if I were to withdraw – Cinq Mars, Complete by Alfred de Vigny Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  17. 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
  18. And this time she did not withdraw them. – From Sand Hill to Pine by Bret Harte
  19. Guests now began to withdraw quietly. – The Son of My Friend New Temperance Tales No. 1 by T. S. Arthur
  20. 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

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