What does withdraw mean?

Definitions for withdraw
wɪðˈdrɔ, wɪθ-with·draw

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.

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

  2. withdraw(Verb)

    To take back (a comment, etc).

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

  3. withdraw(Verb)

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

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

  4. withdraw(Verb)

    To extract (money from an account).

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

  5. withdraw(Verb)

    To retreat.

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

  6. withdraw(Verb)

    To be in withdrawal from an addictive drug etc.

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [With against + draw.]

  2. Withdraw(verb)

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

    Etymology: [With against + draw.]

  3. Withdraw(verb)

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

    Etymology: [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.]

British National Corpus

  1. Verbs Frequency

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

How to pronounce withdraw?

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How to say withdraw in sign language?

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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

Examples of withdraw in a Sentence

  1. Judd Deere:

    Based on careful analysis and thorough consideration, the President has decided to withdraw the rebate rule, the Trump administration is encouraged by continuing bipartisan conversations about legislation to reduce outrageous drug costs imposed on the American people.

  2. Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate:

    There comes a phase in life, at least once in a lifetime, when one finds himsef/herself totally alone...so utterly alone that one must withdraw into one's innermost self. there is no other option but to endure that bitter suffering. When one overcomes that overpowering solitude, one is no longer alone. Through this solitude and the soul searching, we find that our innermost self is the divine spark of life, the indivisible spirit that comes from the Supreme Power - God. And after that moment of self-realization, the awakening from material world, we find ourselves in the midst of the chaos of this world, and yet totally undisturbed by its multiplicity, fully in sync and accepting the world as is - because our innermost soul we know ourselves to be one with all being.

  3. Petro Poroshenko:

    Our approach is very simple we have nothing to negotiate ... We have the Minsk format and we need immediately just a ceasefire and the withdrawal of heavy artillery and weapons and tanks from the touchline, the solution is very simple - stop supplying weapons ... withdraw the troops and close the border. Very simple peace plan. If you want to discuss something different, it means you are not for peace, you are for war.

  4. Chiang Rai:

    We are in the rainy season, but the amount of rain we are facing is very unusual. It rained( on June 27) from 8 p.m. until 1 a.m. Our teams who were working inside the cave had to withdraw to the mouth of the cave, we just can't fight with the water.

  5. Greg McKenna:

    The big story this week is going to be about oil and the Iran Nuclear deal. We know President Trump doesn't like it, all in all, the bets are – based on the price action in oil – that President Trump does withdraw from the deal.

Images & Illustrations of withdraw

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Translations for withdraw

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  • 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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