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What is another word for withholding?

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Adjective
Limiting the expression or release of something, as in restraining, confining, or curbing it
“The child's withholding behavior during therapy sessions made it difficult for the therapist to assess their emotional needs.”
Adjective
That serves to suppress
Noun
The action of suppressing or withholding information
“The withholding of crucial evidence during the trial undermined the fairness of the proceedings.”
Noun
The act of forcefully dispossessing or depriving someone of something
Noun
The practice of restraining oneself from indulging in something
Noun
An act or expression of unwillingness to grant a request
Noun
The act or state of keeping something in one's possession
Noun
The action of detaining someone or the state of being detained in official custody
Noun
An act of excluding or leaving out someone or something
Verb
Present participle for to refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another)
“But old man Moran saw fit to withhold his belongings from the family until he died.”
Verb
Present participle for to keep a secret or information to oneself
“The family physician is entitled to withhold this information.”
Verb
Present participle for to regulate or keep under control
“I try to withhold all curiosities and concentrate on maintaining my composure.”
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Present participle for to refuse or be unwilling to allow or grant
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“It is within the Licensor's sole discretion to grant or withhold any approval.”
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Present participle for to refrain from doing something
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Present participle for to postpone from being dealt with
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Present participle for to store or set aside for future use
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Present participle for to stifle or refrain from openly expressing
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Present participle for to expend or use less time, money, or material on something than is necessary
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Present participle for to limit, restrict, or inhibit the degree or level of
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Present participle for to set apart for a special use
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Present participle for to apprehend or arrest someone
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Present participle for to (attempt to) prevent something from happening
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Present participle for to subtract or take away an amount from another
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Present participle for to impede or keep in check (the progress of)
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Present participle for to put an end to
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Present participle for to fail to include
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Present participle for to have the use or benefit of something
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