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I know I can say:
(1) I want to withdraw $100 from my bank account.

But I'm interested in whether the verb "withdraw" can be used with the place where the money will come to. For example:
(2) I want to withdraw $100 from one of my bank accounts to my other bank account.
(3) I want to withdraw $100 from my Google wallet to my PayPal wallet.
Or just:
(4) I want to withdraw $100 to my new bank account.

So, are (2), (3) and (4) correct?

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  • It’s fine for me. Feb 25 at 6:10
  • No, you are describing a funds' transfer. 2, 3 and 4 are incorrect. You might look up some of this stuff.
    – Lambie
    Feb 26 at 0:48

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The word used for this is "transfer":

I want to transfer £100 from one of my bank accounts to my other bank account.

I want to transfer £100 to my new bank account.

This is but I'm not aware that Americans use a different term.

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  • "Transfer" is also the correct word to use in American English. If you want to use "withdraw", you have to also use "deposit": I want to withdraw $100 and deposit it in my new bank account. Feb 25 at 11:39
  • AmE is exactly the same. And yes, withdrawing money and transferring money are two different things.
    – Lambie
    Feb 26 at 0:47
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While all of these are comprehensible, we don't usually use it this way when "withdraw" is transitive. James' suggestion of "transfer" is the most efficient; if one insists on "withdraw," it would usually be paired with "deposit": "I withdrew $100 from Account A and deposited it into Account B."

But note, people can "withdraw to" a place, usually as a retreat, as from stress or when describing military maneuvers. E.g. "the monks withdrew to their monastery," or "the cavalry withdrew to the other side of the river." It's not a usage we would have cause to use often, and note it doesn't have anything to do with transitive uses in which we "withdraw something."

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