Holding synonyms

hōl'dĭng
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Coming after all others.
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Set out like or involving a city block
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Something, as land and assets, legally possessed.
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Occupation or control of a piece of property, with or without ownership.
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An attribute or abstract quality associated with an individual, object or concept.
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An impromptu or extralegal system of justice substituted for established judicial procedure:
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Something, as land and assets, legally possessed.
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A retaining or being retained
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The act of holding, guarding, maintaining, or supporting:
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To admit of being transported:
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To confess or own (to)
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(Often reflexive) To render fit, suitable, or correspondent; to adapt; to conform; as, to accommodate ourselves to circumstances.
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To resist or endure successfully.
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To resist or oppose boldly or openly
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To have a tolerance for; endure:
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To be capable of holding:
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To capture physically; seize:
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To keep or keep up; continue in or with; carry on
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To keep in one's service or pay:
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To undergo cardiac arrest.
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(Intransitive) To stop marching.
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To serve as a nurse.
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(Obsolete) To employ; hire.
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Harbor is defined as to hide, protect or cling to.
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To make a present or gift of.
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To compose:
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(Ceramics) To make (a pot) by shaping clay as it turns on a wheel.
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To restrict; to keep within bounds; to shut or keep in a limited space or area.
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To limit; restrict
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To support the spirits, vitality, or resolution of; encourage:
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To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
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(Archaic) To escort as a guard.
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To ward off attacks from; to fight to protect; to guard.
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To bind by a contract, promise, sense of duty, etc.; put under obligation
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(Intransitive) To exert a binding or restraining influence.
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To legally or morally bind; to obligate.
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To declare to be.
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To announce something formally or officially.
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To agree (with); be in accord (in an opinion, etc.)
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To share an opinion or feeling; be in accord:
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To regard as; consider:
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To keep control over or maintain (oneself, one's mind, etc.)
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To make a full confession or acknowledgment:
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To keep in check; restrain:
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To end, prohibit, or keep something from being known, heard, discussed, or seen.
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Steady means to make firm or unchanging.
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To brace or support with a stay or stays
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To hold under or as if under a spell; enchant or fascinate.
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To fasten or secure, especially with a rivet or rivets.
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To continue; go on being
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(Horse Racing) To rein in or restrain (a horse) so as to keep it from winning
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To keep up; carry on; maintain
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To delay or put off an event, appointment etc.
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To pause is defined as to stop for a brief period of time.
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1551, Ralph Robinson (tr.), Sir Thomas More's Utopia (in Latin), 1516
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The definition of mesmerize is to hypnotize or capture and hold the attention of someone.
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To engage the attention of; to awaken interest in; to excite emotion or passion in, in behalf of a person or thing.
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Influence is defined as to affect a person or thing.
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To ensnare someone, as if with a hook.
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To help or assist, particularly in an emotional sense.
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Grasp is defined as to have a firm hold on something.
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To deal with or overcome the challenges of everyday life:
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To fill is defined as to put as much as possible or to occupy.
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To think, believe, or have an impression concerning.
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To include or contain as part of something broader.
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To keep in custody; confine
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To exercise influence over, to suggest or dictate the behavior of, oversit.
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To proceed with (doing an activity); to prolong (an activity).
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To regard as; think to be
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Clutch is defined as to grasp or hold tightly.
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To hold fast or adhere to something, as by grasping, sticking, embracing, or entwining:
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To secure (a nail, bolt, etc. that has been driven through something) by bending or flattening the projecting end
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To clinch (a bolt, for example).
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Clasp means to hold or grip tightly, or attach two or more things together.
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To get (something required), usually quickly or for a brief period:
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To equip or support with braces
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To hold in view; look at; see; regard
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To remain devoted to or be in support of something:
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(Games) To force (an opponent) to use a potentially winning card in a trick he or she cannot take in bridge.
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To put or bring together so as to make one; combine or join into a whole
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To put a knot or bow in:
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To handle, stroke, or touch lovingly.
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To accustom to the hand; to work upon, or take care of, with the hands.
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To put the arms around and hold closely; esp., to embrace tightly and affectionately
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To take into custody; capture
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To take arbitrarily or by force, especially for public use.
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Check means to test, examine, compare or inspect something to see if it is as it should be.
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(Intransitive) To hold or contain.
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To support by approval or encouragement.
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To support from below, as with props, girders, or masonry.
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(Figuratively) To bear a burden, as a financial obligation.
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(Computers) To end the processing of (a magnetic tape or disk) in such a way as to deny access to its contents.
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To support by placing something beneath or against; shore up.
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To support or reinforce with a buttress
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To think or suppose
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The definition of aver is to declare or affirm something to be true with a strong sense of confidence.
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To think of in a certain light; consider
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(Intransitive) To put into, or to continue in, operation or activity; to work.
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(Intransitive) To continue or carry on, despite obstacles or hardships.
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To continue being; live
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(Intransitive) To adhere; to be attached.
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To continue in some effort, course of action, etc. in spite of difficulty, opposition, etc.; be steadfast in purpose; persist
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To oppose actively; fight, argue, or work against
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Apply is defined as using something to complete a task or to do something.
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The definition of obtain is to get or acquire.
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To use persuasion or inducement successfully. Often used with on, upon, or with.
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To reduce the excessiveness of (something)
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To arrange for or purchase (tickets or lodgings, for example) in advance; reserve.
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To keep or secure for oneself; retain:
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To present, represent, or exhibit on or as on a stage
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To wash clothes
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To visualize; imagine:
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The definition of sense is to perceive, or be aware of something.
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To suppose or think
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State means to speak or say something.
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To state as an opinion or judgment; declare:
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To contend is to believe something is a fact or to deal with a challenge.
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Claim means to take or assert ownership of something or to state something as true.
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To state positively; declare:
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To acknowledge deliberately; to admit; to confess; to sanction.
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To state seriously or positively; assert
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To state positively; declare; affirm
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To argue is to state reasons or facts for or against a person or thought.
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To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation:
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To say positively; declare firmly; assert to be true
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(Informal) To believe; consider; decide
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(Intransitive, now rare) To give one's formal opinion (on or upon something).
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Inhibit is defined as to hold back or keep something from happening.
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To keep within close bounds; to confine
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To check, restrain, or control with, or as if with, a bridle; as in bridle your tongue.
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To slow down or stop with or as with a brake
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To check or control with or as if with a bit.
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To receive pleasure or satisfaction from something
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To deserve and get; require as due, proper, or becoming
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To boast about
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To snatch or try to snatch something
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Transfix is to pierce with something pointed, or to cause someone to become motionless as they concentrate on someone or something either in a good way or a bad way.
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To fascinate is defined as to get someone very interested or to hold someone's attention.
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To enslave.
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(Football) To block (an opponent who is not carrying the ball) from behind: an illegal act
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To fold something around; to envelop
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To loosen; to relax; to remove the obligation of.
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To let or make fall; release hold of
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To wander from or become ignorant of:
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(Formal, intransitive) To stop.
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To forsake (someone or something that one ought not to leave); abandon
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To stop, discontinue, or resign from
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To offset or cancel each other
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To leave; abandon
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Abandon is defined as to leave something behind.
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To refuse to believe; reject as untrue
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To come to an end; terminate; cease
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To grasp suddenly and forcibly; take or grab:
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Include is defined as to contain, enclose or consider as part of a whole.
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To exist in actuality; have life or reality:
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(Intransitive) To tolerate, to endure, to stick with.
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To join (one thing to another); attach; connect
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To arouse strong feeling in:
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To remove obstructions or entanglements from; clear:
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To press or push lightly; tap:
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Find another word for holding. In this page you can discover 164 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for holding, like: impeding, stopping, closing, block, Often used in plural: estate, possession, property, law, owned, retention and keeping.