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 backverb

    pull back or move away or backward

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

  2. retire, withdrawverb

    withdraw from active participation

    "He retired from chess"

  3. disengage, withdrawverb

    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, withdrawverb

    cause to be returned

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

  5. swallow, take back, unsay, withdrawverb

    take back what one has said

    "He swallowed his words"

  6. seclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdrawverb

    keep away from others

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

  7. adjourn, withdraw, retireverb

    break from a meeting or gathering

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

  8. bow out, withdrawverb

    retire gracefully

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

  9. withdraw, draw, take out, draw offverb

    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, withdrawverb

    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, withdrawverb

    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, withdrawverb

    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. withdrawverb

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

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

  2. withdrawverb

    To take back (a comment, etc).

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

  3. withdrawverb

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

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

  4. withdrawverb

    To extract (money from an account).

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

  5. withdrawverb

    To retreat.

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

  6. withdrawverb

    To be in withdrawal from an addictive drug etc.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Withdrawverb

    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. Withdrawverb

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

    Etymology: [With against + draw.]

  3. Withdrawverb

    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.]

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  1. Verbs Frequency

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

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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. The Obama-administration EPA:

    The decision to withdraw the proposed determination does not approve the permit or prejudge a particular outcome in the permitting process.

  2. Abu Sahman:

    We were about one kilometer from the main gate of Es Sider oil port, but we had to withdraw about two kilometers after Haftar's planes carried out air strikes, which killed two of our members and wounded three.

  3. Ian Poulter:

    I had a really disappointing time in the U.S. PGA at Whistling Straits in 2010, i had to withdraw on the Sunday because physically I wasn't well.

  4. Elinor Raikes:

    The EU's decision to withdraw the naval assets in Operation Sophia that provided a vital role in saving lives at sea has meant that thousands more people find themselves trapped in detention centers like Tajoura, detention is not the answer to the protection of people on the move and European Union and the US must find alternative and sustainable solutions for the most vulnerable people.

  5. Benjamin Netanyahu:

    I didn't ask France to withdraw from the JCPOA (Iran deal) because I think it is basically going to be dissolved by the weight of economic forces, if you have a bad deal you don't have to stick to it especially if you see that Iran is conquering one country after another and you cannot divorce this from Iran's aggression in the (Middle East) region.

Images & Illustrations of 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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