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Webster 1913 Edition


Withdraw

With-draw′

(wĭth-dra̤′)
,
Verb.
T.
[
imp.
Withdrew
(-drṳ′)
;
p. p.
Withdrawn
(-dra̤n′)
;
p. pr. & vb. n.
Withdrawing
.]
[
With
against +
draw.
]
1.
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
.
Impossible it is that God should
withdraw
his presence from anything.
Hooker.
2.
To take back; to recall or retract;
as, to
withdraw
false charges
.

With-draw′

,
Verb.
I.
To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away;
as, he
withdrew
from the company
.
“When the sea withdrew.”
King Horn.
Syn. – To recede; retrograde; go back.

Webster 1828 Edition


Withdraw

WITHDRAW

,
Verb.
T.
[with and draw.]
1.
To take back; to take from.
It is impossible that God should withdraw his presence from any thing.
We say, to withdraw capital from a bank or stock in trade, to withdraw aid or assistance.
2.
To recall; to cause to retire or leave; to call back or away. France has withdrawn her troops from Spain.

WITHDRAW

,
Verb.
I.
To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place. We withdrew from the company at ten oclock.
She from her husband soft withdrew.

Definition 2022


withdraw

withdraw

English

Verb

withdraw (third-person singular simple present withdraws, present participle withdrawing, simple past withdrew, past participle withdrawn)

  1. (transitive) To pull (something) back, aside, or away.
    • Hooker
      Impossible it is that God should withdraw his presence from anything.
  2. (transitive) To take back (a comment, etc).
    to withdraw false charges
  3. (transitive) To remove, to stop providing (one's support, etc).
  4. (transitive) To extract (money from an account).
  5. (intransitive) To retreat.
  6. (intransitive) To be in withdrawal from an addictive drug etc. [from 20th c.]
    • 1994, Edward St Aubyn, Bad News, Picador 2006, p. 201:
      Simon had tried to rob a bank while he was withdrawing, but he had been forced to surrender to the police after they had fired several volleys at him.

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