—v.t. 1. to draw back, away, or aside; take back; remove: She withdrew her hand from his. He withdrew his savings from the bank. 2. to retract or recall: to withdraw an untrue charge. 3. to cause (a person) to undergo withdrawal from addiction to a substance.
—v.i. 1. to go or move back, away, or aside; retire; retreat: to withdraw from the room. 2. to remove oneself from some activity, competition, etc.: He withdrew before I could nominate him. 3. to cease using or consuming an addictive narcotic (fol. by from): to withdraw from heroin. 4. Parl. Proc.to remove an amendment, motion, etc., from consideration.