- 1. withdraw, retreat, pull away, draw back, recede, pull back, retire, move back, travel, go, move, locomote
- usage: pull back or move away or backward; "The enemy withdrew"; "The limo pulled away from the curb"
- 2. retire, withdraw, discontinue, stop, cease, give up, quit, lay off
- usage: withdraw from active participation; "He retired from chess"
- 3. disengage, withdraw, let go of, let go, release, relinquish
- usage: release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles; "I want to disengage myself from his influence"; "disengage the gears"
- 4. recall, call in, call back, withdraw, take
- usage: cause to be returned; "recall the defective auto tires"; "The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt"
- 5. swallow, take back, unsay, withdraw, disown, renounce, repudiate
- usage: take back what one has said; "He swallowed his words"
- 6. seclude, sequester, sequestrate, withdraw, isolate, insulate
- usage: keep away from others; "He sequestered himself in his study to write a book"
- 7. adjourn, withdraw, retire, close up, close, fold, shut down, close down
- usage: break from a meeting or gathering; "We adjourned for lunch"; "The men retired to the library"
- 8. bow out, withdraw, retire
- usage: retire gracefully; "He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship"
- 9. withdraw, draw, take out, draw off, remove, take, take away, withdraw
- usage: 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"
- 10. retire, withdraw, tire, pall, weary, fatigue, jade
- usage: lose interest; "he retired from life when his wife died"
- 11. retreat, pull back, back out, back away, crawfish, crawfish out, pull in one's horns, withdraw
- usage: 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"
- 12. remove, take, take away, withdraw
- usage: 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"
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- 1. recluse, reclusive, withdrawn, unsocial (vs. social)
- usage: withdrawn from society; seeking solitude; "lived an unsocial reclusive life"
- 2. indrawn, withdrawn, reserved (vs. unreserved)
- usage: tending to reserve or introspection; "a quiet indrawn man"
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