what is difference between deduct and withhold
Borrowed from Latin deductus, perfect passive participle of verb deducere (“lead from”).
- (UK) IPA(key): /dɪˈdʌkt/, /dɪˈdʊkt/
- Rhymes: -ʌkt
deduct (third-person singular simple present deducts, present participle deducting, simple past and past participle deducted)
- 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.
From Middle English withholden. Equivalent to with- + hold.
- (UK) IPA(key): /wɪθˈhəʊld/, /wɪðˈhəʊld/
- (US) IPA(key): /wɪθˈhoʊld/, /wɪðˈhoʊld/
- Rhymes: -əʊld
withhold (third-person singular simple present withholds, present participle withholding, simple past withheld, past participle withheld or (rare) withholden)
- (transitive) To keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner.
- (transitive) To keep (information, assent etc) to oneself rather than revealing it.
- (intransitive) To stay back.
- (keep (a physical object) to oneself): retain