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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

There was an incident, in 1912, which 'gave me a turn,' so to speak: when I brought the 'Nude Descending a Staircase' to the Independants, and they asked me to withdraw it before the opening.
Marcel Duchamp

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

Little said is soon amended. There is always time to add a word, never to withdraw one.
Baltasar Gracian

The struggle is always worthwhile, if the end be worthwhile and the means honorable; foreknowledge of defeat is not sufficient reason to withdraw from the contest.
Steven Brust
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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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