Synonyms of withhold in English:


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1‘the council withheld payments to some contractors’

refuse to give, hold back, keep back, stop
retain, keep hold of, hold on to
fail to disclose, hide, conceal, keep secret
informal sit on, keep under one's hat

2‘Elizabeth could no longer withhold her tears’

suppress, repress, hold back, keep back, fight back, choke back, swallow, control, keep in check, check, restrain, contain, curb