deduct vs withhold what difference

what is difference between deduct and withhold

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin deductus, perfect passive participle of verb deducere (lead from).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈdʌkt/, /dɪˈdʊkt/
  • Rhymes: -ʌkt

Verb

deduct (third-person singular simple present deducts, present participle deducting, simple past and past participle deducted)

  1. To take one thing from another; remove from; make smaller by some amount.
    I will deduct the cost of the can of peas from the money I owe you.

Related terms

  • deduce
  • deduction

Translations

Anagrams

  • ducted


English

Etymology

From Middle English withholden. Equivalent to with- +‎ hold.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /wɪθˈhəʊld/, /wɪðˈhəʊld/
  • (US) IPA(key): /wɪθˈhoʊld/, /wɪðˈhoʊld/
  • Rhymes: -əʊld

Verb

withhold (third-person singular simple present withholds, present participle withholding, simple past withheld, past participle withheld or (rare) withholden)

  1. (transitive) To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
  2. (transitive) To keep (information, assent etc) to oneself rather than revealing it.
  3. (intransitive) To stay back.

Synonyms

  • (keep (a physical object) to oneself): retain

Derived terms

  • overwithhold
  • underwithhold

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