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Another word for hold

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Verb
  1. To put one's arms around affectionately

    See also:

    touch

  2. To sustain the weight of

      1. To hold aloft; raise:
      2. To prevent from falling or sinking; support:
      3. To maintain or affirm:
      1. To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
      2. To bear or hold up (an amount of weight):
      3. To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to:
      1. To hold or support while moving; bear:
      2. To move or take from one place to another; transport:
      3. To escort or accompany.
      1. To carry (something) on one's person from one place to another:
      2. To move from one place to another while containing or supporting (something); convey or transport:
      3. To cause to move by or with steady pressure; push:
    See also:

    support

  3. To keep in custody

      1. To keep from proceeding; delay or retard:
      2. To keep in custody or confinement:
      3. To retain or withhold (payment or property, for example).
    See also:

    law

    free

  4. To compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of

    See also:

    excite

  5. To be filled by

    See also:

    include

  6. To have the room or capacity for

    See also:

    full

  7. To have and maintain in one's possession

    See also:

    keep

  8. To have at one's disposal

      1. To have as property; own:
      2. To have under one's power or control:
      3. To have as a quality, characteristic, or other attribute:
      1. To be in possession of:
      2. To possess as a characteristic, quality, or function:
      3. To possess or contain as a constituent part:
      1. To receive pleasure or satisfaction from.
      2. To have the use or benefit of:
      3. To have a pleasurable or satisfactory time.
      1. To direct with authority; give orders to.
      2. To have control or authority over; rule:
      3. To have at one's disposal:
      1. To talk or write about oneself or something related to oneself in a proud or self-admiring way.
      2. To say (something about oneself) in a proud or self-admiring way.
      3. To have or possess (a desirable feature):
    See also:

    owned

  9. To have the use or benefit of

    See also:

    owned

  10. To control, restrict, or arrest

    See also:

    restraint

  11. To keep at one's disposal

    See also:

    keep

  12. To have an opinion

  13. To put into words positively and with conviction

      1. A condition or mode of being, as with regard to circumstances:
      2. A condition of being in a stage or form, as of structure, growth, or development:
      3. A mental or emotional condition:
      1. To utter aloud; pronounce:
      2. To express in words:
      3. To state as an opinion or judgment; declare:
      1. To keep up or carry on; continue:
      2. To keep in an existing state; preserve or retain:
      3. To keep in a condition of good repair or efficiency:
      1. To make known formally or officially; proclaim:
      2. To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm:
      3. To reveal or make manifest; show:
      1. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
      2. To strive in competition, as in a race; vie:
      3. To strive in controversy or debate; dispute.
      1. To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due:
      2. To take in a violent manner as if by right:
      3. To state to be true, especially when open to question; assert or maintain:
      1. To acknowledge or declare openly and unashamedly:
      2. To state positively; declare:
      1. To declare the provable truth or validity of; affirm:
      2. To corroborate or confirm; vouch for:
      3. To accept responsibility for (an action, for example); acknowledge.
      1. To affirm positively; declare:
      2. To assert formally as a fact.
      1. To declare seriously or positively; affirm.
      1. To state or express positively; affirm:
      2. To defend or maintain (one's rights, for example).
      3. To put into action boldly; employ or demonstrate:
      1. To put forth reasons for or against; debate:
      2. To attempt to prove by reasoning; maintain or contend:
      3. To give evidence of; indicate:
      1. To assert to be true; affirm:
      2. To assert prior to a final determination:
      3. To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation:
      1. To declare positively; assert to be true:
      2. To declare support for or belief in:
      3. To rule (a court decision) to have been correct; confirm:
    Idioms:
    See also:

    affirm

  14. To view in a certain way

      1. To have or formulate in the mind:
      2. To reason about or reflect on; ponder:
      3. To decide by reasoning, reflection, or pondering:
      1. Any of the faculties by which stimuli from outside or inside the body are received and felt, as the faculties of hearing, sight, smell, touch, taste, and equilibrium.
      2. A perception or feeling produced by a stimulus; sensation:
      3. The faculties of sensation as means of providing physical gratification and pleasure.
      1. To perceive through the sense of touch:
      2. To perceive as a physical sensation:
      3. To touch:
      1. To accept as true or real:
      2. To credit with veracity:
      3. To expect or suppose; think:
    See also:

    opinion

  15. To prove valid under scrutiny.

  16. To organize and carry out (an activity)

      1. A raised and level floor or platform.
      2. A raised platform on which theatrical performances are presented.
      3. An area in which actors perform.
      1. To be in possession of:
      2. To possess as a characteristic, quality, or function:
      3. To possess or contain as a constituent part:
      1. To make a present of:
      2. To place in the hands of; pass:
      3. To deliver in exchange or recompense; pay:
Noun
  1. An act or means of holding something

      1. An iron shaft with claws at one end, usually thrown by a rope and used for grasping and holding, especially one for drawing and holding an enemy ship alongside.
      2. Any of various grasping devices having hinged tines or jaws that close around an object or load, used especially in lifting or dragging heavy items.
      3. The act of grappling.
      1. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
      2. The pressure or strength of such a grasp:
      3. A manner of grasping and holding:
      1. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
      2. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      3. To take hold of intellectually; comprehend.
      1. To grasp and hold tightly:
      2. To seize; snatch:
      3. To attempt to grasp or seize:
      1. To close tightly:
      2. To grasp or grip tightly:
      3. To clinch (a bolt, for example).
      1. A fastening, such as a hook or buckle, used to hold two or more objects or parts together.
      2. An embrace or hug.
      3. A grip or grasp of the hand.
    See also:

    keep

  2. A strong or powerful influence

      1. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
      2. The pressure or strength of such a grasp:
      3. A manner of grasping and holding:
      1. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
      2. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      3. To take hold of intellectually; comprehend.
    See also:

    affect

  3. Firm control

      1. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
      2. The pressure or strength of such a grasp:
      3. A manner of grasping and holding:
      1. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
      2. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      3. To take hold of intellectually; comprehend.
    See also:

    control

  4. Intellectual hold

      1. Well informed and perceptive; shrewd:
      2. Knowledgeable or proficient. Often used in combination:
      3. Practical understanding or shrewdness:
      1. The ability by which one understands; intelligence:
      2. The quality or condition of one who understands; comprehension:
      3. Individual or specified judgment or outlook; opinion:
      1. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
      2. The pressure or strength of such a grasp:
      3. A manner of grasping and holding:
      1. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
      2. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      3. To take hold of intellectually; comprehend.
      1. The act or fact of grasping the meaning, nature, or importance of; understanding.
      2. The knowledge that is acquired in this way.
      3. Capacity to include.
      1. Fearful or uneasy anticipation of the future; dread.
      2. The act of seizing or capturing; arrest.
      3. The ability to apprehend or understand; understanding.
    See also:

    knowledge

Idioms:

    hold back

  1. To have and maintain in one's possession

  2. hold back

  3. To interfere with the progress of

  4. hold off

  5. To hold oneself back

  6. hold out

  7. To be in existence or in a certain state for an indefinitely long time

  8. hold up

  9. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired

  10. hold up

  11. To take property or possessions from (a person or company, for example) unlawfully and usually forcibly

  12. hold up

  13. To withstand stress or difficulty

  14. hold with

  15. To be favorably disposed toward

Another word for hold

Noun
      1. A fastening, such as a hook or buckle, used to hold two or more objects or parts together.
      2. An embrace or hug.
      3. A grip or grasp of the hand.
      1. To grasp and hold tightly:
      2. To seize; snatch:
      3. To attempt to grasp or seize:
      1. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
      2. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      3. To take hold of intellectually; comprehend.
    See also:

    grip

Verb
  1. To have in one's grasp