withhold


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Withhold \With*hold"\, v. t. [imp. Withheld; p. p. Withheld,
   Obs. or Archaic Withholden; p. pr. & vb. n. Withholding.]
   [With again, against, back + hold.]
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   1. To hold back; to restrain; to keep from action.
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            Withhold, O sovereign prince, your hasty hand
            From knitting league with him.        --Spenser.
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   2. To retain; to keep back; not to grant; as, to withhold
      assent to a proposition.
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            Forbid who will, none shall from me withhold
            Longer thy offered good.              --Milton.
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   3. To keep; to maintain; to retain. [Obs.]
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            To withhold it the more easily in heart. --Chaucer.
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