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Synonyms of withdraw in English:


  • 1 he withdrew a roll of banknotes from his pocket Ruth withdrew her hand from his
    [Antonyms] insert
  • 2 the ban on advertising was withdrawn
    abolish, cancel, lift, raise, set aside, discontinue, end, stop, terminate, remove, reverse, revoke, rescind, repeal, countermand, annul, void
    [Antonyms] introduce, bring in
  • 3 she withdrew all her money from the bank
    [Antonyms] deposit
  • 4 she later withdrew the allegation
    retract, take back, unsay, go back on, recall, recant, disavow, disclaim, abjure, repudiate, renounce;
    back down, climb down, backtrack, row back, back-pedal, do a U-turn, eat one's words;
    British  do an about-turn
    [Antonyms] put forward
  • 5 government troops withdrew from the city
    leave, pull out of, move out of, evacuate, quit, retire from, retreat from, pull back from;
    [Antonyms] enter
  • 6 at the last minute, his co-partner withdrew from the project
    pull out of, back out of, beg off, bow out of, scratch from;
    get cold feet
    North American informal crap out
    Australian/New Zealand informal pike on
    archaic recede from
  • 7 they withdrew to their rooms
    go, retire, retreat, take oneself, leave, depart, absent oneself, adjourn, decamp, beat a retreat;
    shut oneself away
    formal repair, remove
    literary betake oneself
  • 8 Mrs Reynolds withdrew into the shadows
    draw back, retreat, shrink back
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