Give and Withhold


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Give verb – To make a present of.
Usage example: math tutors generously give their time to help students after school

Withhold is an antonym for give in topics: yield, contribute, communicate, demonstrate, perform action.
Nearby Words: giving, given, giver
Antonyms for Give


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Withhold verb – To be unwilling to grant.
Usage example: must withhold official approval until all the proper forms have been submitted

Give is an antonym for withhold.
Nearby Word: withholding
Antonyms for Withhold
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Common collocations

kiss give kiss withhold kiss
treatment give treatment withhold treatment
time give time withhold time
money give money withhold money
Other nouns: food, information, access, boost, items, names, abilities.

Both words in one sentence

  • Anime / Texhnolyze Double Standard: Rape, Female on Male: There are several instances in which Doc has sex with Ichise while he's not in a position to give or withhold consent.
  • Dawn also stands out because the Daynes don't automatically give the sword to the oldest son like the other houses do; instead, the entire house decides who is most worthy of it, and will withhold the blade if they think there is no one worthy of it.
  • Though Rexus and Livan's routes explain enough of the overall plot to give a general gist of what's going, both are heavily biased towards Rexus/Livan, respectively, and have to withhold spoilers for the other route, and so explain significant events only from the respective Love Interest's POV.
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Withhold and Give. (2016). Retrieved 2022, May 21, from
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Withhold or Give. 2016. Accessed May 21, 2022.

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