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Synonyms for hold








hold back


hold on


hold onto something or someone: grab

hold onto something or someone: retain


  • retain
  • keep
  • hang onto
  • not give away
  • keep possession of

hold out against something or someone

hold someone down

hold something back: restrain


hold something down: keep

hold something down: keep down

hold something in


hold something or someone dear


hold something or someone off

hold something out

hold something over

hold something up: display

hold something up: rob

hold up: last

hold up: hold water


  • hold water
  • be valid
  • be logical
  • be credible
  • be consistent

hold with something


hold your own


lay hold of something or someone

Synonyms for hold

to put one's arms around affectionately

to sustain the weight of

to keep in custody


to compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of

to be filled by


to have the room or capacity for

to have and maintain in one's possession

to have at one's disposal

to have the use or benefit of

to keep at one's disposal

to put into words positively and with conviction

to view in a certain way

to prove valid under scrutiny

to organize and carry out (an activity)

hold back: to have and maintain in one's possession

hold back: to interfere with the progress of

hold back: to hold (something requiring an outlet) in check

hold down: to hold (something requiring an outlet) in check

hold off: to put off until a later time

hold off: to hold oneself back

hold out: to be in existence or in a certain state for an indefinitely long time

hold up: to put off until a later time

hold up: to cause to be later or slower than expected or desired

hold up: to take property or possessions from (a person or company, for example) unlawfully and usually forcibly

hold up: to withstand stress or difficulty

hold with: to be favorably disposed toward

an act or means of holding something

a strong or powerful influence


firm control


Synonyms for hold

understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

power by which something or someone is affected or dominated

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a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

a stronghold

a cell in a jail or prison


the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo

organize or be responsible for

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have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view

maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

secure and keep for possible future use or application

have rightfully


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have room for

remain in a certain state, position, or condition

support or hold in a certain manner

be valid, applicable, or true

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have as a major characteristic

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be capable of holding or containing

arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance

protect against a challenge or attack


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bind by an obligation

remain committed to

resist or confront with resistance

keep from departing

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take and maintain control over, often by violent means

cause to stop


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cover as for protection against noise or smell

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drink alcohol without showing ill effects


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aim, point, or direct

keep from exhaling or expelling

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Jarvis explained, "The million-dollar bonus is a big factor in our decision to supplement Holding Court.
No decision has been taken on whether Holding Court will remain in training next year.
I thought Holding Court was back to his best at home but was worried, as he seemed very quiet during the preliminaries.
With Holding Court in line for a pounds 700,000 bonus with another Derby win, the money looks worth spending.
Indian Lodge and Holding Court, both Group 1 winners in France this year, are heading to Longchamp on Sunday in preference to tomorrow's Dubai Champion Stakes at Newmarket.
Opposition to Montjeu and Sinndar may be relatively thin on the ground, as both Daliapour and Holding Court, fifth and sixth in most ante-post betting lists, were also ruled out yesterday.
Holding Court was disappointing in fifth, beaten a total of nine and a half lengths, though he was unable to gain his usual clear lead in the early stages following an incident when Catella veered right on leaving the stalls.
and in the middle of the biggest mattress was ``Ellen'' star Joely Fisher holding court with several hunky guys.
6-1 favourite for the race, the fourth leg of the Emirates World Series, was held up in the early stages by German champion jockey Andrasch Starke as Prix du Jockey-Club winner Holding Court set the pace, and he did not make his move until the final turn.
But the German race is likely to attract most interest, with Holding Court facing stiff opposition from a field including fellow British-trained Group 1 winners Daliapour, Fruits Of Love and Mutafaweq plus the star German three-year-old, Samum.
Holding court in his office at the Old Moscow Circus, a very animated Nikulin laughed at the idea that he was incapacitated.
Holding court in the media bleachers, Carroll, one of the top competitors of the '60s, had nothing but praise for the rippers of the '90s.
The Sands Hotel was the swingin' place to be in the 1950s and '60s - Dean Martin and Jerry Lewis dropping by to work the craps tables, gorgeous showgirls dancing for the likes of Elvis Presley, the Rat Pack holding court on stage, and Don Rickles slinging insults at everyone but Frank Sinatra.
JOHN GOOD, owner-breeder of Holding Court, is worried at the lack of rain for his Classic winner ahead of the colt's return in the Group 1 Grosser Preis von Baden in Germany tomorrow, writes Tony Smurthwaite.
Like Sinndar, French Derby winner Holding Court, is chasing the Budweiser bonus bundle of dollars and it has cost his connections IRpounds 85,000 just to buy a ticket to enter the raffle.