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Rescind vs. Withdraw

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Rescind

To make void; repeal or annul.
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Withdraw

Remove or take away (something) from a particular place or position
She prised open the lid and withdrew a slim diamond ring
Ruth withdrew her hand from his
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Rescind

(transitive) To repeal, annul, or declare void; to take (something such as a rule or contract) out of effect.
The agency will rescind the policy because many people are dissatisfied with it.
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Withdraw

Leave or cause to leave a place or situation
UN forces withdrew from the province
Both countries agreed to withdraw their troops
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Rescind

(transitive) To cut away or off.
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Withdraw

Cease to take an addictive drug
For the cocaine user, it is possible to withdraw without medication
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Rescind

To cut off; to abrogate; to annul.
The blessed Jesus . . . did sacramentally rescind the impure relics of Adam and the contraction of evil customs.
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Withdraw

To take back or away; remove
Withdrew his hand from the cookie jar.
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Rescind

Specifically, to vacate or make void, as an act, by the enacting authority or by superior authority; to repeal; as, to rescind a law, a resolution, or a vote; to rescind a decree or a judgment.
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Withdraw

To cause to leave or return
The government withdrew its diplomats from the capital.
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Rescind

Annul by recalling or rescinding;
He revoked the ban on smoking
Lift an embargo
Vacate a death sentence
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Withdraw

To remove (money) from an account.
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Withdraw

To turn away (one's gaze, for example).
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Withdraw

To draw aside
Withdrew the curtain.
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Withdraw

To remove from consideration or participation
Withdrew her application.
Withdrew his son from the race.
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Withdraw

To recall or retract
Withdrew the accusation.
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Withdraw

To move or draw back; retire
The lawyers withdrew to the judge's chambers.
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Withdraw

To leave or return, as from a military position.
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Withdraw

To remove oneself from active participation
Withdrew from the competition.
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Withdraw

To become detached from social or emotional involvement
After the snubbing, he withdrew into a shell.
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Withdraw

To recall or remove a motion from consideration in parliamentary procedure.
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Withdraw

To discontinue the use of a drug or other substance, especially one that is addictive.
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Withdraw

To react physiologically and mentally to this discontinuance, often while experiencing distressing symptoms.
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Withdraw

(transitive)
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Withdraw

To draw or pull (something) away or back from its original position or situation.
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Withdraw

To take away or take back (something previously given or permitted); to remove, to retract.
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Withdraw

To cause or help (someone) to stop taking an addictive drug or substance; to dry out.
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Withdraw

To take (one's eyes) off something; to look away.
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Withdraw

(figuratively)
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Withdraw

To distract or divert (someone) from a course of action, a goal, etc.
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Withdraw

To extract (money) from a bank account or other financial deposit.
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Withdraw

(intransitive)
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Withdraw

Chiefly followed by from: to leave a place, someone's presence, etc., to go to another room or place.
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Withdraw

Chiefly followed by from: to stop taking part in some activity; also, to remove oneself from the company of others, from publicity, etc.
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Withdraw

To stop talking to or interacting with other people and start thinking thoughts not related to what is happening.
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Withdraw

To stop taking an addictive drug or substance; to undergo withdrawal.
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Withdraw

Of a man: to remove the penis from a partner's body orifice before ejaculation; to engage in coitus interruptus.
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Withdraw

An act of drawing back or removing; a removal, a withdrawal or withdrawing.
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Withdraw

(law) withdraught
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Withdraw

To take back or away, as what has been bestowed or enjoyed; to draw back; to cause to move away or retire; as, to withdraw aid, favor, capital, or the like.
Impossible it is that God should withdraw his presence from anything.
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Withdraw

To take back; to recall or retract; as, to withdraw false charges.
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Withdraw

To retire; to retreat; to quit a company or place; to go away; as, he withdrew from the company.
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Withdraw

Pull back or move away or backward;
The enemy withdrew
The limo pulled away from the curb
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Withdraw

Withdraw from active participation;
He retired from chess
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Withdraw

Release from something that holds fast, connects, or entangles;
I want to disengage myself from his influence
Disengage the gears
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Withdraw

Cause to be returned;
Recall the defective auto tires
The manufacturer tried to call back the spoilt yoghurt
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Withdraw

Take back what one has said;
He swallowed his words
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Withdraw

Keep away from others;
He sequestered himself in his study to write a book
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Withdraw

Remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. 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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Withdraw

Break from a meeting or gathering;
We adjourned for lunch
The men retired to the library
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Withdraw

Retire gracefully;
He bowed out when he realized he could no longer handle the demands of the chairmanship
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Withdraw

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
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Withdraw

Lose interest;
He retired from life when his wife died
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Withdraw

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
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