Synonyms of withholding


1. withholding, subtraction, deduction

usage: the act of deducting from an employee's salary

2. withholding tax, withholding, income tax

usage: income tax withheld from employees' wages and paid directly to the government by the employer

3. withholding, retention, keeping, holding

usage: the act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control; "I resented his withholding permission"; "there were allegations of the withholding of evidence"


1. withhold, keep back, deny, refuse

usage: hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"

2. withhold, deduct, recoup, keep, hold on

usage: retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer is withholding taxes"

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