1. [ verb ] (mathematics) make a subtraction
Synonyms: subtract take_off
Related terms: add calculate arithmetic subtraction
2. [ verb ] retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
Synonyms: withhold recoup

"My employer is withholding taxes"

Related terms: keep dock withholder
3. [ verb ] (logic) reason by deduction; establish by deduction
Synonyms: derive deduce infer
Related terms: reason surmise extrapolate elicit carry_back logic inference deduction
Similar spelling:   deducted