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

    "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"

    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

    "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"

    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

    "he has a hold over them"

    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

    "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"

    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)

    "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police"

    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

    "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"

    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"

    "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"

    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

    "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him"

    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

    "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"

    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

    "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"

    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

    "take for granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible"

    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)

    "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"

    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

    "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"

    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

    "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"

    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

    "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade"

    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

    "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"

    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

    "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"

    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

    "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"

    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

    "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching"

    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

    "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"

    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

    "This theory still holds"

    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

    "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"

    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

    "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise"

    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

    "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"

    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

    "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's"

    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

    "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"

    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

    "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"

    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

    "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"

    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

    "I hold to these ideas"

    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

    "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"

    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

    "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone"

    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

    "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"

    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

    "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"

    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

    "Hold the taxi"; "Hold the horse"

    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

    "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"

    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

    "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"

    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

    "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"; "hold one's nose"

    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

    "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry"

    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

    "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"

    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

    "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"

    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

    "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point"

    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

    "hold your breath"

    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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