verb (past and past participle withheld /-ˈhɛld/)[with object]
- 1Refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another): the name of the dead man is being withheld (as noun withholding) the withholding of consent to treatmentMore example sentences
- Elliott Abrams later pleaded guilty to withholding information from Congress.
- Police also questioned the female guide who led the tourists to the show but she refused to give any information and even withheld her name during the interview.
- Starr refused to withhold the doctor's grim prognosis from Ellard.
- 1.1Suppress or hold back (an emotion or reaction): Elizabeth could no longer withhold her sentiments her mouth clenched as if withholding a cryMore example sentences
- What Mr. Mendes might be great at is a Batman movie, where withholding emotion is a built in part of the character.
- And that comes off as things like withholding your emotions from other people.
- ‘You don't need to apologize… you didn't know,’ Cael said, not even trying to withhold his own emotions.
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- ‘We are encouraged by the news of Sony's participation, having historically been one of the more notorious withholders of content,’ said David Lee Smith, an analyst with Dain Rauscher Wessels, in a research report.
- Large withholders need to disclose on the form the total of salary, wages and other payments.
- The deposit of Article 23 income tax is carried out by a withholder not later than the 10th day of the ensuing month
Middle English: from the prefix with- 'away' + the verb hold1.