What does withdraw mean?

Definitions for withdrawwɪðˈdrɔ, wɪθ-

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word withdraw.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back(verb)

    pull back or move away or backward

    "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"

  2. retire, withdraw(verb)

    withdraw from active participation

    "He retired from chess"

  3. disengage, withdraw(verb)

    release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles

    "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"

  4. recall, call in, call back, withdraw(verb)

    cause to be returned

    "recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"

  5. swallow, take back, unsay, withdraw(verb)

    take back what one has said

    "He swallowed his words"

  6. seclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw(verb)

    keep away from others

    "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"

  7. adjourn, withdraw, retire(verb)

    break from a meeting or gathering

    "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"

  8. bow out, withdraw(verb)

    retire gracefully

    "He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship"

  9. withdraw, draw, take out, draw off(verb)

    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"

  10. retire, withdraw(verb)

    lose interest

    "he retired from life when his wife died"

  11. retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw(verb)

    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"

  12. remove, take, take away, withdraw(verb)

    remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, 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"

Wiktionary

  1. withdraw(Verb)

    To pull (something) back, aside, or away.

  2. withdraw(Verb)

    To take back (a comment, etc).

  3. withdraw(Verb)

    To remove, to stop providing (one's support, etc).

  4. withdraw(Verb)

    To extract (money from an account).

  5. withdraw(Verb)

    To retreat.

  6. withdraw(Verb)

    To be in withdrawal from an addictive drug etc.

  7. Origin: From withdrawen, from with- + drawen. More at with-, draw.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Withdraw(verb)

    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

  2. Withdraw(verb)

    to take back; to recall or retract; as, to withdraw false charges

  3. Withdraw(verb)

    to retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company

  4. Origin: [With against + draw.]

Freebase

  1. Withdraw

    To cease active participation in; remove from active use.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Withdraw

    with-draw′, v.t. to draw back or away: to take back: to recall.—v.i. to retire: to go away.—ns. Withdraw′al, Withdraw′ment; Withdraw′er; Withdraw′ing-room, a room used to retire into: a drawing-room. [Pfx. with-, against, and draw.]

Editors Contribution

  1. withdraw

    An order or command given by a government head of state, president, prime minister or person with official management, authorization and responsibility for military personnel with all their equipment and supplies to return to their home country, region, local town or base.

    The government decided to withdraw their army, equipment and supplies from the other country as they had reached an agreement

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'withdraw' in Verbs Frequency: #421

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of withdraw in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of withdraw in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Epicurus:

    The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.

  2. Lucius Annaeus Seneca:

    We are more wicked together than separately. If you are forced to be in a crowd, then most of all you should withdraw into yourself.

  3. Saint Francis de Sales:

    If we say a little it is easy to add, but having said too much it is hard to withdraw and never can it be done so quickly as to hinder the harm of our success.

  4. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu:

    We have a different approach, they (the Zionist Union) want to withdraw. I don't want to withdraw. If I put together the government, it will be a nationalist government.

  5. Ramadi Al-Yassiri:

    We had martyrs and wounded, but we said we won't withdraw, we are used to the blood of martyrs and we have not liberated the land, but then the convoy withdrew, so we had to withdraw as well.

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From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • تراجع, سحبArabic
  • stáhnoutCzech
  • abziehen, zurückziehen, entziehen, zurücknehmen, abhebenGerman
  • αποσύρω, αποσύρομαιGreek
  • retiriEsperanto
  • retirar, retirada, sacarSpanish
  • nostaa, perääntyä, [[vetää]] [[takaisin]], perua, vetäytyä, [[ottaa]] [[takaisin]]Finnish
  • retirer, se retirerFrench
  • retirarse, retirar, sacarGalician
  • ritirarsi, ritirare, prelevareItalian
  • 引き出す, 手を引く, 下ろす, 引き揚げる, 後退する, 取り消す, 退却するJapanese
  • atkāpties, izņemt, atsauktLatvian
  • maunu, tango, paunu, whakatahiMāori
  • pinnen, afhalen, intrekken, terugtrekken, terugnemen, opnemenDutch
  • wycofać, wypłacać, wypłacićPolish
  • retirar, devolver, retirar-se, sacarPortuguese
  • retrage, prelevaRomanian
  • вывести, отступить, забирать, выводить, ретироваться, снять, отойти, снимать, отступать, отходить, брать назадRussian
  • umakniti, umakniti se, dvignitiSlovene
  • ఉపసంహరించుTelugu
  • para çekmekTurkish
  • rút tiềnVietnamese

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