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Definition of Withdraw

Withdraw

  1. To take back or away, as what has been bestowed or enjoyed; to draw back; to cause to move away or retire; as, to withdraw aid, favor, capital, or the like.
  2. To take back; to recall or retract; as, to withdraw false charges.
  3. To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company.

Withdraw Quotations

Spying is a like a game of chess: Sometimes you have to withdraw, sometimes you have to sacrifice one of your pieces to win - preferably a knight rather than a king or queen.
John Rhys-Davies

Sometimes I think that I was forced to withdraw into depression because it was the only rightful protest I could throw in the face of a world that said it was alright for people to come and go as they please, that there were simply no real obligations left.
Elizabeth Wurtzel

While I drew, and wept along with the terrified children I was drawing, I really felt the burden I am bearing. I felt that I have no right to withdraw from the responsibility of being an advocate.
Kathe Kollwitz

The time when most of you should withdraw into yourself is when you are forced to be in a crowd.
Epicurus

We must win in Iraq. If we withdraw, there will be chaos; there will be genocide; and they will follow us home.
John McCain
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Withdraw Translations

withdraw in Dutch is terugtrekken, intrekken
withdraw in Italian is levare
withdraw in Latin is secedo, concedo, abduco, abstulo, recedo
withdraw in Portuguese is retire
withdraw in Spanish is retirar, quitar, encoger
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