Synonyms for (verb) withdraw

Synonyms: withdraw, seclude, sequester, sequestrate

Definition: keep away from others

Usage: He sequestered himself in his study to write a book

Similar words: isolate, insulate

Definition: place or set apart

Usage: They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates


Synonyms: unsay, withdraw, swallow, take back

Definition: take back what one has said

Usage: He swallowed his words

Similar words: disown, renounce, repudiate

Definition: cast off

Usage: She renounced her husband; The parents repudiated their son


Synonyms: withdraw, disengage

Definition: release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles

Usage: I want to disengage myself from his influence; disengage the gears

Similar words: let go, let go of, release, relinquish

Definition: release, as from one's grip

Usage: Let go of the door handle, please!; relinquish your grip on the rope--you won't fall


Synonyms: withdraw, retire

Definition: lose interest

Usage: he retired from life when his wife died

Similar words: pall, tire, fatigue, jade, weary

Definition: lose interest or become bored with something or somebody

Usage: I'm so tired of your mother and her complaints about my food


Synonyms: retire, retreat, pull away, pull back, recede, withdraw, draw back, move back

Definition: pull back or move away or backward

Usage: The enemy withdrew; The limo pulled away from the curb

Similar words: go, locomote, travel, move

Definition: change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically

Usage: How fast does your new car go?; We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus; The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect; The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell; news travelled fast


Synonyms: withdraw, draw, draw off, take out

Definition: remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

Usage: She drew $2,000 from the account; The doctors drew medical supplies from the hospital's emergency bank

Similar words: remove, withdraw, take, take away

Definition: remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract

Usage: remove a threat; remove a wrapper; Remove the dirty dishes from the table; take the gun from your pocket; This machine withdraws heat from the environment


Synonyms: call back, call in, recall, withdraw

Definition: cause to be returned

Usage: recall the defective auto tires; The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt

Similar words: take

Definition: take into one's possession

Usage: We are taking an orphan from Romania; I'll take three salmon steaks


Synonyms: retire, withdraw

Definition: withdraw from active participation

Usage: He retired from chess

Similar words: cease, quit, give up, stop, discontinue, lay off

Definition: put an end to a state or an activity

Usage: Quit teasing your little brother


Synonyms: bow out, withdraw

Definition: retire gracefully

Usage: He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship

Similar words: retire

Definition: go into retirement; stop performing one's work or withdraw from one's position

Usage: He retired at age 68


Synonyms: adjourn, withdraw, retire

Definition: break from a meeting or gathering

Usage: We adjourned for lunch; The men retired to the library

Similar words: close, close down, close up, shut down, fold

Definition: cease to operate or cause to cease operating

Usage: The owners decided to move and to close the factory; My business closes every night at 8 P.M.; close up the shop