Withdraw meaning

wĭth-drô, wĭth-
To withdraw is defined as to remove, turn away or take back.

An example of to withdraw is to take $50 out of a checking account.

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To extract (money from an account).
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To recall or remove a motion from consideration in parliamentary procedure.
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To retract or recall (a statement, etc.)
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To move back; go away; retreat.
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To remove oneself (from an organization, activity, society, etc.)
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To retreat from reality, as in schizophrenia.
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In parliamentary procedure, to retract a motion, statement, etc.
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To discontinue the use of a drug or other substance, especially one that is addictive.
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To react physiologically and mentally to this discontinuance, often while experiencing distressing symptoms.
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To pull (something) back, aside, or away.
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To take back (a comment, etc).

To withdraw false charges.

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(intransitive) To retreat.
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(intransitive) To be in withdrawal from an addictive drug etc. [from 20th c.]
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To remove, to stop providing (one's support, etc).
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Origin of withdraw

  • Middle English withdrawen with away from with drawen to pull draw

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle English withdrawen (“to draw away, draw back"), from with- (“away, back") + drawen (“to draw"). More at with-, draw.

    From Wiktionary