What are some alternative words for hold?

Synonyms for holdhoʊld

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold(noun)

    the act of grasping

    Synonyms:
    compass, bobby pin, detainment, batch, traveling bag, range, clutches, custody, reach, postponement, suitcase, clench, keep, clutch bag, time lag, grasp, clutch pedal, detention, handgrip, hairgrip, clasp, hold, clutch, appreciation, storage area, cargo area, grip, traction, handle, travelling bag, cargo deck, wait, clinch, cargo hold, adhesive friction, delay, bag

    Antonyms:
    release, relinquish, let go of, let go

  2. appreciation, grasp, hold(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    clutch, compass, storage area, delay, time lag, detainment, range, keep, reach, grip, perceptiveness, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, taste, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, custody, admiration, clasp, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, discernment, cargo hold

    Antonyms:
    release, let go, let go of, relinquish

  3. hold(noun)

    power by which something or someone is affected or dominated

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grip, storage area, delay, keep, cargo hold, detainment, handle, clasp, appreciation, handgrip, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, custody, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, time lag

    Antonyms:
    let go of, release, relinquish, let go

  4. delay, hold, time lag, postponement, wait(noun)

    time during which some action is awaited

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grip, storage area, delay, keep, holdup, detainment, deferral, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, waiting, custody, clasp, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, time lag, deferment, cargo hold

    Antonyms:
    let go, relinquish, release, let go of

  5. detention, detainment, hold, custody(noun)

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

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grip, storage area, delay, keep, cargo hold, detainment, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, custody, clasp, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, time lag, hands

    Antonyms:
    let go, relinquish, release, let go of

  6. hold(noun)

    a stronghold

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grip, storage area, delay, keep, cargo hold, detainment, handle, clasp, appreciation, handgrip, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, custody, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, time lag

    Antonyms:
    let go, let go of, release, relinquish

  7. hold, keep(noun)

    a cell in a jail or prison

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grip, storage area, delay, living, bread and butter, keep, cargo hold, detainment, support, handle, clasp, appreciation, handgrip, dungeon, hold, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, sustenance, custody, donjon, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, time lag, livelihood

    Antonyms:
    let go, let go of, relinquish, release

  8. handle, grip, handgrip, hold(noun)

    the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grip, storage area, traction, bag, clench, bobby pin, travelling bag, delay, keep, detainment, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, adhesive friction, wait, cargo area, detention, postponement, custody, hairgrip, clasp, cargo deck, traveling bag, clutches, grasp, time lag, suitcase, cargo hold

    Antonyms:
    release, let go, relinquish, let go of

  9. cargo area, cargo deck, cargo hold, hold, storage area(verb)

    the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo

    Synonyms:
    clutch, grip, delay, postponement, keep, cargo hold, detainment, handle, hold, appreciation, handgrip, wait, cargo area, detention, storage area, custody, clasp, cargo deck, clench, clutches, grasp, time lag

    Antonyms:
    release, let go of, let go, relinquish

  10. keep, maintain, hold(verb)

    keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, harbor, book, retain, conserve, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, exert, bind, hold on, hold up, entertain, continue, stay fresh, wield, take, have, concord, go along, check, make, give, go for, take for, throw, defy, control, go on, celebrate, hold open, keep, proceed, obligate, keep up, carry, observe, adjudge, have got, concur, nurse, assert, curb, defend, uphold, save, confine, preserve, prevent, arrest, restrain, declare, withstand, agree, deem, keep open, halt, keep on, asseverate, obtain, maintain, guard, oblige, contain, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, hold, hold in, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go, let go of, release, relinquish

  11. hold, take hold(verb)

    have or hold in one's hands or grip

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, hold, take, have, concord, take control, keep, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, reserve, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, defend, confine, have got, restrain, take charge, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, admit, obtain, declare, bear

    Antonyms:
    release, let go of, let go, relinquish

  12. hold, throw, have, make, give(verb)

    organize or be responsible for

    Synonyms:
    render, realize, move over, cast, hold in, restrain, afford, experience, dedicate, get to, devote, cave in, name, confuse, accommodate, defy, shake off, produce, sacrifice, maintain, earn, progress to, entertain, make up, work, take, confine, take a crap, feature, drop, make, create, contain, deliver, shit, possess, pass water, hit, book, cook, arrive at, cause, wee-wee, do, consume, spend a penny, shed, thrust, stool, moderate, give birth, build, construct, induce, birth, founder, present, concur, open, pee, keep, guard, bind, wee, hold back, constitute, yield, bedevil, lay down, reach, establish, check, piddle, generate, draw, return, pull in, pee-pee, hurl, project, pay, throw off, keep back, go for, fuddle, form, ingest, gift, ease up, receive, prepare, attain, own, kick in, crap, support, accept, pretend, harbor, break, impart, realise, apply, bring in, contrive, fall in, obtain, hold, take for, fox, have got, confound, hold up, agree, concord, pass on, cast off, make believe, declare, ca-ca, adjudge, feed, piss, nurse, grant, let, withstand, get, score, hand, bemuse, urinate, oblige, bear, puddle, admit, defend, arrest, harbour, give way, contribute, deem, befuddle, take a shit, chip in, switch, ready, defecate, micturate, make water, fix, throw, take in, view as, flip, clear, retain, reserve, have, halt, turn over, carry, collapse, obligate, discombobulate, suffer, stimulate, sustain, commit, take a leak, give, seduce, pass, gain, consecrate, relieve oneself, bewilder, prevail, control, nominate, throw away, leave, take hold, curb

    Antonyms:
    let go of, relinquish, let go, release

  13. have, have got, hold(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, let, take in, retain, get, have, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, make, bind, deem, hold up, deliver, take, own, concord, check, stimulate, take for, go for, receive, throw, defy, control, admit, harbor, halt, keep, ingest, cause, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, induce, birth, curb, hold, restrain, feature, confine, have got, arrest, possess, declare, withstand, agree, book, experience, suffer, contain, concur, maintain, guard, oblige, keep back, accept, sustain, prevail, reserve, consume, obtain, hold in, give birth, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go, release, relinquish, let go of

  14. deem, hold, view as, take for(verb)

    keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, take, have, concord, keep, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, reserve, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, hold, confine, have got, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, admit, obtain, declare, bear

    Antonyms:
    release, relinquish, let go, let go of

  15. harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse(verb)

    maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, bind, suck, deem, hold up, toy with, arrest, breastfeed, take, have, concord, think about, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, keep, suckle, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, hold, lactate, confine, have got, restrain, wet-nurse, withstand, agree, hold in, flirt with, halt, contain, think of, concur, maintain, guard, shield, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, obtain, declare, give suck, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go, release, relinquish, let go of

  16. restrain, confine, hold(verb)

    to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, support, intimidate, retain, hold in, throttle, circumscribe, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, restrict, deem, hold up, arrest, guard, take, have, concord, trammel, check, make, take for, go for, encumber, throw, defy, control, harbor, halt, keep, obligate, cumber, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, constrain, curb, hold, moderate, bind, confine, have got, restrain, declare, withstand, view as, bound, detain, contain, concur, maintain, limit, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, obtain, enclose, agree, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go, relinquish, release, let go of

  17. retain, hold, keep back, hold back(verb)

    secure and keep for possible future use or application

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, wait, book, retain, withhold, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, continue, hold off, take, have, concord, check, make, admit, go for, take for, throw, defy, control, turn back, harbor, keep, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, forbear, nurse, oblige, curb, hold, conceal, confine, have got, arrest, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, keep on, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, obtain, declare, stop, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go of, relinquish, release, let go

  18. bear, hold(verb)

    have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices

    Synonyms:
    hold in, make, endure, view as, carry, book, assume, take hold, have, maintain, hold, moderate, sustain, take over, retain, nurse, defy, support, turn out, guard, deport, prevail, have a bun in the oven, behave, pay, withstand, adjudge, tolerate, deliver, accommodate, abide, control, stomach, harbour, birth, reserve, check, hold back, stick out, brook, give, go for, take, suffer, apply, comport, obtain, acquit, bind, stand, have got, entertain, expect, curb, restrain, keep, give birth, concord, keep back, oblige, throw, arrest, wear, deem, contain, declare, bear, concur, hold up, agree, take for, harbor, defend, put up, confine, accept, admit, digest, yield, gestate, halt, obligate, conduct

    Antonyms:
    release, let go, relinquish, let go of

  19. hold, support, sustain, hold up(verb)

    be the physical support of; carry the weight of

    Synonyms:
    take, hold in, hold out, make, endure, fend for, affirm, view as, underpin, carry, book, concur, have, maintain, hold, last, moderate, sustain, corroborate, confirm, retain, nourish, nurse, defy, support, go, stick up, keep up, patronise, guard, prevail, declare, withstand, adjudge, tolerate, indorse, accommodate, abide, control, prolong, stomach, harbour, patronage, live, reserve, check, hold back, stick out, brook, give, take hold, go for, patronize, deem, apply, stand up, obtain, substantiate, survive, get, bind, stand, have got, entertain, plunk for, live on, curb, back, restrain, keep, concord, keep back, oblige, throw, arrest, hold water, contain, back up, suffer, bear, nurture, subscribe, take for, hold up, harbor, detain, defend, put up, confine, keep going, bear out, admit, digest, plump for, endorse, halt, obligate, agree, delay

    Antonyms:
    let go, release, relinquish, let go of

  20. hold, bear, carry, contain(verb)

    contain or hold; have within

    Synonyms:
    run, hold in, incorporate, make, endure, view as, carry, book, assume, concur, have, maintain, hold, moderate, sustain, take over, retain, stop, nurse, stock, defy, support, persuade, turn out, guard, deport, prevail, have a bun in the oven, comprise, declare, pay, behave, withstand, adjudge, tolerate, deliver, channel, accommodate, abide, control, transmit, stomach, harbour, dribble, birth, stockpile, reserve, check, hold back, stick out, brook, give, take hold, go for, take, express, suffer, apply, comport, obtain, acquit, impart, pack, bind, stand, have got, extend, entertain, post, expect, curb, convey, restrain, keep, give birth, concord, keep back, oblige, transport, throw, arrest, wear, conduct, deem, contain, sway, bear, hold up, take for, turn back, harbor, defend, put up, confine, accept, admit, digest, yield, gestate, halt, obligate, agree

    Antonyms:
    relinquish, let go, let go of, release

  21. accommodate, hold, admit(verb)

    have room for; hold without crowding

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, harbor, book, allow, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, bind, carry, deem, allow in, hold up, arrest, let in, fit, take, have, concord, check, make, admit, go for, take for, throw, defy, control, reconcile, keep, obligate, lodge, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, include, hold, conciliate, confine, have got, adapt, take on, restrain, accept, withstand, acknowledge, agree, hold in, intromit, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, obtain, declare, suit, bear

    Antonyms:
    release, relinquish, let go of, let go

  22. hold(verb)

    remain in a certain state, position, or condition

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, take, have, concord, keep, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, reserve, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, defend, confine, have got, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, admit, obtain, declare, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go, let go of, relinquish, release

  23. hold, carry, bear(verb)

    support or hold in a certain manner

    Synonyms:
    hold in, accept, run, declare, view as, carry, book, assume, concur, have, maintain, hold, moderate, sustain, take over, retain, nurse, stock, defy, support, persuade, turn out, guard, deport, prevail, behave, adjudge, endure, withstand, express, tolerate, deliver, channel, accommodate, curb, control, transmit, stomach, harbour, dribble, birth, stockpile, transport, check, hold back, stick out, brook, give, take hold, go for, take, deem, make, comport, obtain, acquit, apply, impart, pack, bind, stand, have got, pay, entertain, post, expect, have a bun in the oven, convey, restrain, keep, give birth, concord, keep back, oblige, throw, arrest, wear, extend, contain, sway, suffer, bear, hold up, take for, harbor, abide, defend, put up, confine, agree, admit, reserve, digest, yield, gestate, halt, obligate, conduct

    Antonyms:
    let go, release, relinquish, let go of

  24. prevail, hold, obtain(verb)

    be valid, applicable, or true

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, get, moderate, view as, support, take hold, hold back, harbour, defend, triumph, bind, run, deem, reign, hold up, endure, dominate, predominate, take, have, concord, rule, check, make, take for, go for, receive, throw, defy, control, harbor, keep, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, hold, die hard, incur, confine, find, have got, arrest, restrain, apply, withstand, persist, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, obtain, declare, bear

    Antonyms:
    relinquish, let go, release, let go of

  25. hold(verb)

    assert or affirm

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, take, have, concord, keep, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, reserve, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, defend, confine, have got, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, admit, obtain, declare, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go, relinquish, let go of, release

  26. hold(verb)

    have as a major characteristic

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, take, have, concord, keep, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, reserve, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, defend, confine, have got, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, admit, obtain, declare, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go of, let go, relinquish, release

  27. contain, take, hold(verb)

    be capable of holding or containing

    Synonyms:
    require, read, hold in, occupy, subscribe to, withdraw, declare, lead, ingest, view as, take on, carry, deal, assume, take hold, have, maintain, hold, choose, sustain, study, learn, fill, have got, necessitate, retain, consume, nurse, drive, hire, support, consider, need, rent, prevail, comprise, entertain, pick out, book, withstand, adjudge, keep back, contract, accommodate, adopt, control, remove, demand, harbour, lease, stop, take aim, check, hold back, take up, give, train, go for, strike, use up, select, take, engage, incorporate, film, make, claim, apply, get, concord, get hold of, bind, exact, take away, pack, throw, call for, take in, bring, curb, submit, convey, restrain, keep, shoot, aim, oblige, defend, direct, charter, arrest, obtain, deem, contain, bear, concur, subscribe, halt, agree, turn back, hold up, harbor, involve, acquire, look at, postulate, confine, accept, moderate, guide, admit, reserve, defy, guard, ask, take for, obligate, conduct

    Antonyms:
    let go, relinquish, let go of, release

  28. reserve, hold, book(verb)

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

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, retain, earmark, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, book, defend, take hold, allow, deem, hold up, arrest, take, have, concord, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, halt, keep, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, hold, set aside, bind, confine, have got, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, appropriate, contain, harbour, maintain, guard, concur, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, obtain, declare, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go of, release, relinquish, let go

  29. defend, guard, hold(verb)

    protect against a challenge or attack

    Synonyms:
    fight, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, guard, take, have, concord, check, make, fend for, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, oppose, keep, obligate, ward, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, accommodate, represent, curb, defend, fight back, confine, have got, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, obtain, maintain, fight down, oblige, concur, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, hold, declare, champion, bear

    Antonyms:
    release, relinquish, let go, let go of

  30. oblige, bind, hold, obligate(verb)

    bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, attach, tie up, bond, view as, support, hold back, bandage, defend, take hold, bind, carry, deem, truss, hold up, arrest, hold, adjudge, guard, take, have, concord, check, make, stick, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, keep, apply, obligate, give, hold fast, entertain, concur, nurse, oblige, curb, constipate, moderate, tie down, stick to, have got, restrain, obtain, withstand, agree, sustain, halt, harbour, tie, maintain, confine, contain, keep back, retain, prevail, reserve, admit, compel, hold in, declare, adhere, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go of, release, let go, relinquish

  31. hold(verb)

    hold the attention of

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, take, have, concord, keep, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, reserve, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, defend, confine, have got, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, admit, obtain, declare, bear

    Antonyms:
    relinquish, let go, let go of, release

  32. hold(verb)

    remain committed to

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, take, have, concord, keep, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, reserve, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, defend, confine, have got, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, admit, obtain, declare, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go of, release, relinquish, let go

  33. defy, withstand, hold, hold up(verb)

    resist or confront with resistance

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, stand up, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, hold out, take hold, bind, defy, hold up, arrest, dare, live, take, have, concord, survive, live on, check, make, take for, go for, stand firm, keep, defend, control, harbor, deem, throw, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, hold, stick up, last, confine, hold water, have got, go, endure, restrain, declare, withstand, agree, hold in, delay, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, obtain, refuse, resist, detain, bear

    Antonyms:
    release, let go of, let go, relinquish

  34. apply, hold, go for(verb)

    be pertinent or relevant or applicable

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, practice, book, lend oneself, retain, hope, moderate, enforce, support, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, bind, deem, utilize, put on, arrest, guard, take, have, concord, employ, try for, check, make, take for, keep, defy, control, take to, harbor, utilise, go for, throw, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, hold up, curb, hold, use, have got, restrain, declare, withstand, agree, hold in, accept, halt, contain, obtain, maintain, confine, concur, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, implement, view as, fancy, consent, bear

    Antonyms:
    relinquish, release, let go of, let go

  35. hold(verb)

    stop dealing with

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, take, have, concord, keep, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, reserve, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, defend, confine, have got, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, admit, obtain, declare, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go of, let go, release, relinquish

  36. control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate(verb)

    lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

    Synonyms:
    crack, ensure, mark, hold in, jibe, verify, gibe, mince, make, declare, lead, tick off, view as, carry, book, operate, concur, have, maintain, master, hold, moderate, sustain, learn, checker, check out, match, stamp down, conquer, retain, stop, nurse, defy, condition, assure, tame, cut back, guard, prevail, manipulate, comprise, break, suss out, check off, withstand, adjudge, suppress, accommodate, curb, check up on, control, look into, ascertain, harbour, insure, soften, go over, reserve, check, hold back, give, take hold, train, go for, see, conceal, take, deem, incorporate, support, find out, obtain, discipline, apply, chasten, check over, restrict, bind, tone down, have got, entertain, subdue, temper, correspond, command, restrain, keep, concord, keep back, oblige, fit, throw, keep in line, arrest, check into, tally, enclose, contain, bear, inhibit, determine, hold up, retard, take for, turn back, harbor, chequer, delay, watch, defend, see to it, confine, chair, admit, curtail, tick, halt, obligate, agree, mark off

    Antonyms:
    relinquish, let go, let go of, release

  37. hold(verb)

    keep from departing

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, take, have, concord, keep, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, reserve, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, defend, confine, have got, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, admit, obtain, declare, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go, release, let go of, relinquish

  38. hold(verb)

    take and maintain control over, often by violent means

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, take, have, concord, keep, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, reserve, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, defend, confine, have got, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, admit, obtain, declare, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go, let go of, release, relinquish

  39. halt, hold, arrest(verb)

    cause to stop

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, staunch, book, retain, get, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, defend, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, cop, take, have, concord, stanch, check, make, block, take for, go for, throw, kibosh, control, turn back, harbor, catch, keep, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nab, nurse, oblige, curb, stop, nail, pick up, defy, collar, confine, apprehend, have got, restrain, declare, withstand, agree, stem, halt, contain, obtain, maintain, guard, concur, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, hold, hold in, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go of, relinquish, release, let go

  40. hold(verb)

    cover as for protection against noise or smell

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, take, have, concord, keep, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, reserve, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, defend, confine, have got, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, admit, obtain, declare, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go, let go of, relinquish, release

  41. carry, hold(verb)

    drink alcohol without showing ill effects

    Synonyms:
    run, hold in, make, declare, view as, carry, book, concur, have, maintain, hold, moderate, sustain, retain, nurse, stock, defy, support, persuade, transport, deport, prevail, behave, withstand, adjudge, channel, accommodate, control, transmit, harbour, dribble, check, reserve, arrest, hold back, have a bun in the oven, give, take hold, go for, take, deem, apply, comport, obtain, acquit, impart, pack, bind, have got, entertain, post, expect, curb, convey, restrain, keep, concord, keep back, oblige, throw, extend, contain, sway, bear, hold up, take for, harbor, defend, confine, stockpile, agree, admit, express, guard, gestate, halt, obligate, conduct

    Antonyms:
    release, let go of, let go, relinquish

  42. hold(verb)

    aim, point, or direct

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, take, have, concord, keep, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, reserve, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, defend, confine, have got, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, admit, obtain, declare, bear

    Antonyms:
    relinquish, release, let go, let go of

  43. declare, adjudge, hold(verb)

    declare to be

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, take, moderate, view as, support, apply, declare, harbour, defend, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, hold back, have, concord, check, make, admit, go for, take for, throw, defy, control, harbor, keep, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, hold, confine, have got, announce, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, obtain, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go, relinquish, release, let go of

  44. agree, hold, concur, concord(verb)

    be in accord; be in agreement

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, consort, book, retain, bear, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, concur, defend, harbour, bind, arrest, take hold, hold up, match, fit, take, have, concord, coincide, keep, withstand, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, accord, harbor, deem, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, harmonise, curb, hold, confine, have got, fit in, gibe, restrain, tally, harmonize, agree, hold in, halt, correspond, maintain, guard, jibe, contain, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, obtain, declare, check

    Antonyms:
    let go of, release, relinquish, let go

  45. hold(verb)

    keep from exhaling or expelling

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, book, retain, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, bind, deem, hold up, arrest, take, have, concord, keep, check, make, take for, go for, throw, defy, control, harbor, reserve, obligate, carry, give, adjudge, entertain, nurse, oblige, curb, defend, confine, have got, restrain, withstand, agree, hold in, halt, contain, concur, maintain, guard, keep back, sustain, prevail, admit, obtain, declare, bear

    Antonyms:
    let go, release, relinquish, let go of

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. hold

    The legal term arrest carries always the implication of a legal offense; this is true even of arresting for debt. But one may be detained by process of law when no offense is alleged against him, as in the case of a witness who is held in a house of detention till a case comes to trial. One may be restrained of his liberty without arrest, as in an insane asylum; an individual or corporation may be restrained by injunction from selling certain property. In case of an arrest, an officer may secure his prisoner by fetters, by a locked door, or other means effectually to prevent escape. Capture is commonly used of seizure by armed force; as, to capture a ship, a fort, etc. Compare HINDER; OBSTRUCT.

    Synonyms:
    apprehend, arrest, capture, catch, detain, make prisoner, restrain, secure, seize, stop, take into custody, take prisoner

    Antonyms:
    discharge, dismiss, free, liberate, release, set free

    Preposition:
    Arrested for crime, on suspicion, by the sheriff; on, upon, or by virtue of a warrant; on final process; in execution.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    grasp, clutch, clinch, gripe

  2. hold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    possess, retain, have, occupy, keep possession of

  3. hold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    restrain, confine, detain, imprison, shut in, shut up, hem in

  4. hold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    bind, fasten, unite, connect

  5. hold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    stop, stay, arrest, suspend, withhold, keep in check

  6. hold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    maintain, support, continue, sustain, prosecute, keep up, carry on

  7. hold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    embrace, entertain, cherish, take as true

  8. hold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    think, regard, consider, believe, judge, esteem, count, account, reckon

  9. hold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    contain, admit, take in, have a capacity for

  10. hold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    10. celebrate, solemnize

  11. hold(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    assemble, convene, call together

  12. hold(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be firm, be fast, continue unbroken, not break, not give way

  13. hold(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    continue, remain, persist, last, endure

  14. hold(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    adhere, cohere, cling, stick, cleave, remain attached

  15. hold(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    be derived, derive title

  16. hold(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    think, believe, be of opinion

  17. hold(v. n.)

    Synonyms:
    stand, be true, prove good, hold true

  18. hold(n.)

    Synonyms:
    grasp, gripe

  19. hold(n.)

    Synonyms:
    support, stay, prop

  20. hold(n.)

    Synonyms:
    footing, vantage-ground

  21. hold(n.)

    Synonyms:
    fort, castle, fortress, fortification, fortified place


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