American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To take back or away; remove.
- v. To remove (money) from an account.
- v. To turn away (one's gaze, for example).
- v. To draw aside: withdrew the curtain.
- v. To remove from consideration or participation: withdrew her application; withdrew his son from the race.
- v. To recall or retract: withdrew the accusation.
- v. To move or draw back; retire.
- v. To retreat from a battlefield.
- v. To remove oneself from active participation: withdrew from the competition.
- v. To become detached from social or emotional involvement.
- v. To recall or remove a motion from consideration in parliamentary procedure.
- v. To discontinue the use of an addictive substance.
- v. To adjust physiologically and mentally to this discontinuation.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To draw back, aside, or away; take back; remove.
- To recall; retract: as, to withdraw a charge, a threat, or a vow.
- To divert, as from use or from some accustomed channel.
- To take out; subtract.
- The word is often used reflexively.
- To retire; go away; step backward or aside; retreat.
- v. transitive To pull (something) back, aside, or away.
- v. transitive To take back (a comment, etc).
- v. transitive To remove, to stop providing (one's support, etc).
- v. transitive To extract (money from an account).
- v. intransitive To retreat.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To take back or away, as what has been bestowed or enjoyed; to draw back; to cause to move away or retire.
- v. To take back; to recall or retract.
- v. To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away.
- v. withdraw from active participation
- v. retire gracefully
- v. cause to be returned
- v. pull back or move away or backward
- v. make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity
- v. remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)
- v. lose interest
- v. release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles
- v. break from a meeting or gathering
- v. take back what one has said
- v. remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
- v. keep away from others
- From Middle English withdrawen ("to draw away, draw back"), from with- ("away, back") + drawen ("to draw"). More at with-, draw. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English withdrawen : with, away from; see with + drawen, to pull; see draw. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“It suggests a much more active decision to end the treaty and is much closer to the term breach than the term withdraw.”
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“We'll see as our forces withdraw from the cities of Iraq that we never should have started that war either.”
“Although Nothing's protagonist, Pierre, seems to withdraw from the world, he is not necessarily a nihilist (one who believes in nothing).”
“However, a nihilist does not withdraw from the world and shout his beliefs from the treetops, nor does he care whether or not he can convert others to his philosophy.”
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“There is no mention in the letter that Netanyahu should abide by commitments of previous Israeli governments to freeze the settlement drive nor is there any mention of the five UN Security Council resolutions and the 2004 World Court decision calling on Israel to withdraw from the already-existing settlements.”
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“Check (Paul Ryan); forcing the US to withdraw from the UN?”
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