Textual thesaurus for "withdraw"

(verb) remove, take, take away

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

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

(verb) seclude, sequester, sequestrate

keep away from others

He sequestered himself in his study to write a book

(verb) unsay, swallow, take back

take back what one has said

He swallowed his words

(verb) back away, back out, crawfish, crawfish out, retreat, pull back, pull in one's horns

make a retreat from an earlier commitment or activity

We'll have to crawfish out from meeting with him; He backed out of his earlier promise; The aggressive investment company pulled in its horns

(verb) disengage

release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles

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

(verb) retire

lose interest

he retired from life when his wife died

(verb) retire, retreat, pull away, pull back, recede, draw back, move back

pull back or move away or backward

The enemy withdrew; The limo pulled away from the curb

(verb) draw, draw off, take out

remove (a commodity) from (a supply source)

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

(verb) call back, call in, recall

cause to be returned

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

(verb) retire

withdraw from active participation

He retired from chess

(verb) bow out

retire gracefully

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

(verb) adjourn, retire

break from a meeting or gathering

We adjourned for lunch; The men retired to the library