Show and Withhold


Show Definitions
Show verb – To present so as to invite notice or attention.
Withhold is an antonym for show in topics: express, actively exhibit something, passively exhibit something.
Nearby Words: showy, showed, showing, showcase, shown
Antonyms for Show


Show Definitions
Withhold verb – To be unwilling to grant.
Show is an antonym for withhold in keep back topic.
Nearby Word: withholding
Antonyms for Withhold
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Common collocations

respect show respect withhold respect
status show status withhold status
support show support withhold support
side show side withhold side
Other nouns: feelings, emotions.

Both words in one sentence

  • Some variations of this trope show that parents aren't always paragons of virtue and that the children who withhold their approval of them may be in the right.
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Withhold and Show. (2016). Retrieved 2021, February 28, from
Show & Withhold. N.p., 2016. Web. 28 Feb. 2021. <>.
Withhold or Show. 2016. Accessed February 28, 2021.

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