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Webster's Dictionary 1828 - Online Edition

Webster's Dictionary 1828

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Withhold

WITHHOLD, verb transitive preterit tense and participle passive withheld. [with and hold.]

1. TO hold back; to restrain; to keep from action.

WITHHOLD--your hasty hand.

If our passions may be withheld.

2. To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold assent to a proposition. The sun does not withhold his light.