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hold as in 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

  • clasp a fastener (as a buckle or hook) that is used to hold two things together ; the act of grasping; hold firmly and tightly ; fasten with or as if with a brooch ; fasten with a buckle or buckles ; grasp firmly
  • clench hold in a tight grasp; squeeze together tightly; a small slip noose made with seizing ; the act of grasping
  • clutch take hold of; hold firmly, usually with one's hands; affect; the act of grasping; a tense critical situation; a number of birds hatched at the same time ; a collection of things or persons to be handled together ; a woman's strapless purse that is carried in the hand ; a pedal or lever that engages or disengages a rotating shaft and a driving mechanism; a coupling that connects or disconnects driving and driven parts of a driving mechanism
  • clutches the act of grasping
  • grasp hold firmly ; get the meaning of something; understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; the limit of capability; an intellectual hold or understanding; the act of grasping
  • grip hold fast or firmly; to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; the act of grasping; the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road) ; worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made ; an intellectual hold or understanding; a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together
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hold as in understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
  • "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"

Synonyms

  • appreciation understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; delicate discrimination (especially of aesthetic values); an expression of gratitude; a favorable judgment; an increase in price or value
  • grasp hold firmly ; get the meaning of something; understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; the limit of capability; an intellectual hold or understanding; the act of grasping
hold as in power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
  • "he has a hold over them"
hold as in time during which some action is awaited
  • "instant replay caused too long a delay"
  • "he ordered a hold in the action"

Synonyms

  • delay time during which some action is awaited; the act of delaying; cause to be slowed down or delayed; act later than planned, scheduled, or required; stop or halt; slow the growth or development of
  • time lag time during which some action is awaited
  • postponement time during which some action is awaited; act of putting off to a future time
  • wait time during which some action is awaited; the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something); stay in one place and anticipate or expect something; wait before acting; look forward to the probable occurrence of; serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant
hold as in 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

  • detention a state of being confined (usually for a short time); a punishment in which a student must stay at school after others have gone home
  • detainment a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
  • custody a state of being confined (usually for a short time); holding by the police; (with `in') guardianship over
hold as in a stronghold
    hold as in a cell in a jail or prison

      Synonyms

      • keep the financial means whereby one lives; the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress ; a cell in a jail or prison ; cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; continue a certain state, condition, or activity; retain possession of; stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; conform one's action or practice to; stick to correctly or closely; look after; maintain by writing regular records; supply with room and board; allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; supply with necessities and support; fail to spoil or rot; behave as expected during of holidays or rites; maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; raise; retain rights to; store or keep customarily; have as a supply; maintain for use and service; hold and prevent from leaving; prevent the action or expression of; prevent (food) from rotting
      hold as in 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

      • handle the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; be in charge of, act on, or dispose of; interact in a certain way; act on verbally or in some form of artistic expression; touch, lift, or hold with the hands; handle effectively; show and train
      • grip hold fast or firmly; to grip or seize, as in a wrestling match; to render motionless, as with a fixed stare or by arousing terror or awe; the act of grasping; the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; a portable rectangular container for carrying clothes; the friction between a body and the surface on which it moves (as between an automobile tire and the road) ; worker who moves the camera around while a film or television show is being made ; an intellectual hold or understanding; a flat wire hairpin whose prongs press tightly together
      • handgrip the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
      hold as in the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo

        Synonyms

        • cargo area the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
        • cargo deck the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
        • cargo hold the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
        • storage area the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
        hold as in cause to continue 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

        • keep the financial means whereby one lives; the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress ; a cell in a jail or prison ; cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; continue a certain state, condition, or activity; retain possession of; stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; conform one's action or practice to; stick to correctly or closely; look after; maintain by writing regular records; supply with room and board; allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; supply with necessities and support; fail to spoil or rot; behave as expected during of holidays or rites; maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; raise; retain rights to; store or keep customarily; have as a supply; maintain for use and service; hold and prevent from leaving; prevent the action or expression of; prevent (food) from rotting
        • maintain cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction; supply with necessities and support; state categorically ; have and exercise; maintain for use and service; maintain by writing regular records; state or assert; support against an opponent; stick to correctly or closely
        hold as in have or hold in one's hands or grip
        • "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"
        • "A crazy idea took hold of him"

        Synonyms

        • take hold assume control ; have or hold in one's hands or grip
        hold as in organize or be responsible for
        • "hold a reception"
        • "have, throw, or make a party"
        • "give a course"

        Synonyms

        • throw the act of throwing (propelling something with a rapid movement of the arm and wrist); a single chance or instance; the maximum movement available to a pivoted or reciprocating piece by a cam ; bedclothes consisting of a lightweight cloth covering (an afghan or bedspread) that is casually thrown over something ; casting an object in order to determine an outcome randomly; propel through the air; move violently, energetically, or carelessly; get rid of; place or put with great energy; convey or communicate; cause to go on or to be engaged or set in operation; put or send forth; to put into a state or activity hastily, suddenly, or carelessly; cause to be confused emotionally ; utter with force; organize or be responsible for; make on a potter's wheel; cause to fall off; throw (a die) out onto a flat surface; be confusing or perplexing to
        • have a person who possesses great material wealth ; have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; have as a feature; go through (mental or physical states or experiences); have ownership or possession of; cause to move; serve oneself to, or consume regularly; have a personal or business relationship with someone; organize or be responsible for; have left; be confronted with; undergo; suffer from; cause to do; receive willingly something given or offered; get something; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); achieve a point or goal; cause to be born; have sex with
        • make a recognizable kind; the act of mixing cards haphazardly ; engage in; give certain properties to something; make or cause to be or to become; cause to do; give rise to; create or manufacture a man-made product; make, formulate, or derive in the mind; compel or make somebody or something to act in a certain way; create by artistic means; earn on some commercial or business transaction; create or design, often in a certain way; to compose or represent; reach a goal; be or be capable of being changed or made into; make by shaping or bringing together constituents; perform or carry out; make by combining materials and parts; change from one form into another; act in a certain way so as to acquire; charge with a function; achieve a point or goal; reach a destination, either real or abstract; institute, enact, or establish; carry out or commit; form by assembling individuals or constituents; organize or be responsible for; put in order or neaten; head into a specified direction; have a bowel movement; undergo fabrication or creation; be suitable for; add up to; amount to; constitute the essence of; appear to begin an activity; proceed along a path; reach in time; gather and light the materials for; prepare for eating by applying heat; induce to have sex; assure the success of; represent fictitiously, as in a play, or pretend to be or act like; consider as being; calculate as being; cause to be enjoyable or pleasurable; favor the development of; develop into; behave in a certain way; eliminate urine
        • give the elasticity of something that can be stretched and returns to its original length ; cause to have, in the abstract sense or physical sense; be the cause or source of; transfer possession of something concrete or abstract to somebody; convey or reveal information; convey, as of a compliment, regards, attention, etc.; organize or be responsible for; convey or communicate; give as a present; cause to happen or be responsible for; dedicate; give or supply; transmit (knowledge or skills); bring about; leave with; emit or utter; endure the loss of; place into the hands or custody of; give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; give (as medicine); give or convey physically; bestow; bestow, especially officially; move in order to make room for someone for something; give food to; contribute to some cause; break down, literally or metaphorically; estimate the duration or outcome of something; execute and deliver; deliver in exchange or recompense; afford access to; present to view; perform for an audience; be flexible under stress of physical force; propose; accord by verdict; manifest or show; offer in good faith; submit for consideration, judgment, or use; guide or direct, as by behavior of persuasion; allow to have or take; inflict as a punishment; occur; consent to engage in sexual intercourse with a man; proffer (a body part)
        hold as in 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

        • have a person who possesses great material wealth ; have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; have as a feature; go through (mental or physical states or experiences); have ownership or possession of; cause to move; serve oneself to, or consume regularly; have a personal or business relationship with someone; organize or be responsible for; have left; be confronted with; undergo; suffer from; cause to do; receive willingly something given or offered; get something; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); achieve a point or goal; cause to be born; have sex with
        • have got have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
        hold as in 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

        • deem keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
        • view as keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
        • take for keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
        hold as in maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
        • "bear a grudge"
        • "entertain interesting notions"
        • "harbor a resentment"

        Synonyms

        • harbor a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo ; a place of refuge and comfort and security ; maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals) ; keep in one's possession; hold back a thought or feeling about
        • harbour a sheltered port where ships can take on or discharge cargo ; a place of refuge and comfort and security ; secretly shelter (as of fugitives or criminals) ; keep in one's possession; hold back a thought or feeling about; maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
        • entertain provide entertainment for ; take into consideration, have in view; maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
        • nurse one skilled in caring for young children or the sick (usually under the supervision of a physician) ; a woman who is the custodian of children ; try to cure by special care of treatment, of an illness or injury; maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); serve as a nurse; treat carefully; give suck to
        hold as in to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free 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

        • restrain to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement; restrict (someone or something) so as to make free movement difficult ; prevent (someone or something) from doing something; prevent the action or expression of
        • confine place limits on (extent or amount or access); prevent from leaving or from being removed ; close in; deprive of freedom; to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement
        • constrain compel to behave in a certain way; to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement; severely restrict in scope or extent
        hold as in secure and keep for possible future use or application
        • "The landlord retained the security deposit"
        • "I reserve the right to disagree"

        Synonyms

        • retain hold back within; allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; secure and keep for possible future use or application; keep in one's mind
        • keep back secure and keep for possible future use or application; hold back; prevent the action or expression of
        • hold back hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; refrain from doing; wait before acting; secure and keep for possible future use or application; hold back; prevent the action or expression of
        hold as in have rightfully
        • "of rights, titles, and offices"
        • "She bears the title of Duchess"
        • "He held the governorship for almost a decade"

        Synonyms

        • bear massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws ; an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; have; cause to be born; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; move while holding up or supporting; bring forth; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; contain or hold; bring in; have on one's person; behave in a certain manner; have rightfully; support or hold in a certain manner; be pregnant with
        hold as in 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

        • support the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities; aiding the cause or policy or interests of; something providing immaterial assistance to a person or cause or interest; a military operation (often involving new supplies of men and materiel) to strengthen a military force or aid in the performance of its mission; documentary validation; the financial means whereby one lives; supporting structure that holds up or provides a foundation; the act of bearing the weight of or strengthening; a musical part (vocal or instrumental) that supports or provides background for other musical parts ; any device that bears the weight of another thing; financial resources provided to make some project possible; give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; support materially or financially; be behind; be the physical support of; establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; adopt as a belief; support with evidence or authority or make more certain or confirm; argue or speak in defense of; play a subordinate role to (another performer); be a regular customer or client of; put up with something or somebody unpleasant
        • sustain lengthen or extend in duration or space; undergo (as of injuries and illnesses); provide with nourishment; supply with necessities and support; be the physical support of; admit as valid; establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
        • hold up be the physical support of; hold up something as an example; cause to be slowed down or delayed; rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat ; continue to live and avoid dying; resist or confront with resistance; resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
        hold as in contain or hold
        • "have within"
        • "The jar carries wine"
        • "The canteen holds fresh water"
        • "This can contains water"

        Synonyms

        • bear massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws ; an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; have; cause to be born; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; move while holding up or supporting; bring forth; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; contain or hold; bring in; have on one's person; behave in a certain manner; have rightfully; support or hold in a certain manner; be pregnant with
        • carry the act of carrying something ; move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; have with oneself; transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; serve as a means for expressing something; bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of; support or hold in a certain manner; contain or hold; extend to a certain degree; continue or extend; be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; win in an election; include, as on a list; behave in a certain manner; have on hand; include as the content; propel; pass on a communication; have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence; be conveyed over a certain distance; keep up with financial support; have or possess something abstract; be equipped with (a mast or sail); win approval or support for; compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; take further or advance; have on the surface or on the skin; capture after a fight; transfer (entries) from one account book to another ; transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication; pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; bear (a crop); propel or give impetus to; drink alcohol without showing ill effects; be able to feed; have a certain range; cover a certain distance or advance beyond; secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions); be successful in; sing or play against other voices or parts; be pregnant with
        • contain include or contain; contain or hold; lessen the intensity of; be divisible by; be capable of holding or containing; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy
        hold as in 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 be agreeable or acceptable to; make fit for, or change to suit a new purpose; provide with something desired or needed; have room for; provide housing for; provide a service or favor for someone; make (one thing) compatible with (another)
        • admit declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of; allow to enter; allow participation in or the right to be part of; admit into a group or community; afford possibility; give access or entrance to; have room for; serve as a means of entrance
        hold as in remain in a certain state, position, or condition
        • "The weather held"
        • "They held on the road and kept marching"
        hold as in support or hold in a certain manner
        • "She holds her head high"
        • "He carried himself upright"

        Synonyms

        • carry the act of carrying something ; move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; have with oneself; transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; serve as a means for expressing something; bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of; support or hold in a certain manner; contain or hold; extend to a certain degree; continue or extend; be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; win in an election; include, as on a list; behave in a certain manner; have on hand; include as the content; propel; pass on a communication; have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence; be conveyed over a certain distance; keep up with financial support; have or possess something abstract; be equipped with (a mast or sail); win approval or support for; compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; take further or advance; have on the surface or on the skin; capture after a fight; transfer (entries) from one account book to another ; transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication; pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; bear (a crop); propel or give impetus to; drink alcohol without showing ill effects; be able to feed; have a certain range; cover a certain distance or advance beyond; secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions); be successful in; sing or play against other voices or parts; be pregnant with
        • bear massive plantigrade carnivorous or omnivorous mammals with long shaggy coats and strong claws ; an investor with a pessimistic market outlook; have; cause to be born; put up with something or somebody unpleasant; move while holding up or supporting; bring forth; take on as one's own the expenses or debts of another person; contain or hold; bring in; have on one's person; behave in a certain manner; have rightfully; support or hold in a certain manner; be pregnant with
        hold as in be valid, applicable, or true
        • "This theory still holds"

        Synonyms

        • prevail be larger in number, quantity, power, status or importance; be valid, applicable, or true; continue to exist; prove superior; use persuasion successfully
        • obtain come into possession of; receive a specified treatment (abstract); be valid, applicable, or true
        hold as in assert or affirm
        • "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
        hold as in have as a major characteristic
        • "The novel holds many surprises"
        • "The book holds in store much valuable advise"
        hold as in be capable of holding or containing
        • "This box won't take all the items"
        • "The flask holds one gallon"

        Synonyms

        • contain include or contain; contain or hold; lessen the intensity of; be divisible by; be capable of holding or containing; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy
        • take the income or profit arising from such transactions as the sale of land or other property; the act of photographing a scene or part of a scene without interruption ; carry out; require (time or space); take somebody somewhere; get into one's hands, take physically; take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect; interpret something in a certain way; take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; take into one's possession; travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route; pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives; receive willingly something given or offered; assume, as of positions or roles; take into consideration for exemplifying purposes; require as useful, just, or proper; experience or feel or submit to; make a film or photograph of something; remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract; serve oneself to, or consume regularly; accept or undergo, often unwillingly; make use of or accept for some purpose; take by force; occupy or take on; admit into a group or community; ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial; be a student of a certain subject; take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs; head into a specified direction; point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards; be seized or affected in a specified way; have with oneself; engage for service under a term of contract; receive or obtain regularly; buy, select; to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort; have sex with; lay claim to; be designed to hold or take; be capable of holding or containing; develop a habit; proceed along in a vehicle; obtain by winning; be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
        hold as in 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

        • reserve hold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency; give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; obtain or arrange (for oneself) in advance; arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; formality and propriety of manner ; something kept back or saved for future use or a special purpose ; an athlete who plays only when a starter on the team is replaced ; (medicine) potential capacity to respond in order to maintain vital functions ; a district that is reserved for particular purpose ; armed forces that are not on active duty but can be called in an emergency ; the trait of being uncommunicative
        • book engage for a performance; arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; record a charge in a police register; register in a hotel booker ; a written work or composition that has been published (printed on pages bound together); physical objects consisting of a number of pages bound together; a compilation of the known facts regarding something or someone; a written version of a play or other dramatic composition; a record in which commercial accounts are recorded; a collection of playing cards satisfying the rules of a card game ; a collection of rules or prescribed standards on the basis of which decisions are made; the sacred writings of Islam revealed by God to the prophet Muhammad during his life at Mecca and Medina ; the sacred writings of the Christian religions; a major division of a long written composition; a number of sheets (ticket or stamps etc.) bound together on one edge
        hold as in protect against a challenge or attack
        • "Hold that position behind the trees!"
        • "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"

        Synonyms

        • defend argue or speak in defense of; be on the defensive; protect against a challenge or attack; fight against or resist strongly; protect or fight for as a champion ; be the defense counsel for someone in a trial; state or assert
        • guard to keep watch over; watch over or shield from danger or harm; protect against a challenge or attack; take precautions in order to avoid some unwanted consequence; a person who keeps watch over something or someone ; the person who plays that position on a football team; a device designed to prevent injury or accidents ; a posture of defence in boxing or fencing; the person who plays the position of guard on a basketball team ; a military unit serving to protect some place or person ; a precautionary measure warding off impending danger or damage or injury etc.; the duty of serving as a sentry; (American football) a position on the line of scrimmage; a position on a basketball team
        hold as in bind by an obligation
        • "cause to be indebted"
        • "He's held by a contract"
        • "I'll hold you by your promise"

        Synonyms

        • oblige force somebody to do something; bind by an obligation; provide a service or favor for someone
        • bind something that hinders as if with bonds ; stick to firmly; create social or emotional ties; make fast; wrap around with something so as to cover or enclose ; secure with or as if with ropes; bind by an obligation; provide with a binding; fasten or secure with a rope, string, or cord; form a chemical bond with; cause to be constipated
        • obligate restricted to a particular condition of life; force somebody to do something; commit in order to fulfill an obligation; bind by an obligation
        hold as in hold the attention of
        • "The soprano held the audience"
        • "This story held our interest"
        • "She can hold an audience spellbound"
        hold as in remain committed to
        • "I hold to these ideas"
        hold as in resist or confront with resistance
        • "The politician defied public opinion"
        • "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"
        • "The bridge held"

        Synonyms

        • defy resist or confront with resistance; elude, especially in a baffling way; challenge
        • withstand resist or confront with resistance; stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
        • hold up be the physical support of; hold up something as an example; cause to be slowed down or delayed; rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat ; continue to live and avoid dying; resist or confront with resistance; resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
        hold as in 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

        • apply put into service; be pertinent or relevant or applicable; ask (for something); apply to a surface; be applicable to; give or convey physically; avail oneself to; ensure observance of laws and rules; refer (a word or name) to a person or thing; apply oneself to
        • go for be pertinent or relevant or applicable; give an affirmative reply to; intend with some possibility of fulfilment; have a fancy or particular liking or desire for; make an attempt at achieving something
        hold as in stop dealing with
        • "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"
        hold as in 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

        • control exercise authoritative control or power over; lessen the intensity of; handle and cause to function; maintain influence over (others or oneself) skillfully, usually to one's advantage; check or regulate (a scientific experiment) by conducting a parallel experiment or comparing with another standard; place under restrictions; verify by using a duplicate register for comparison; be careful or certain to do something; have a firm understanding or knowledge of; power to direct or determine; a relation of constraint of one entity (thing or person or group) by another; (physiology) regulation or maintenance of a function or action or reflex etc; a standard against which other conditions can be compared in a scientific experiment; the activity of managing or exerting control over something; the state that exists when one person or group has power over another; discipline in personal and social activities; great skillfulness and knowledge of some subject or activity; a mechanism that controls the operation of a machine; a spiritual agency that is assumed to assist the medium during a seance ; the economic policy of controlling or limiting or curbing prices or wages etc.
        • hold in close in; lessen the intensity of; hold back
        • contain include or contain; contain or hold; lessen the intensity of; be divisible by; be capable of holding or containing; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy
        • check a written order directing a bank to pay money; an appraisal of the state of affairs; the bill in a restaurant; the state of inactivity following an interruption; additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; the act of inspecting or verifying; a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress ; a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something ; a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; obstructing an opponent in ice hockey ; (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king ; examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; make an examination or investigation; be careful or certain to do something; lessen the intensity of; stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; put a check mark on or near or next to; slow the growth or development of; be verified or confirmed; be compatible, similar or consistent; block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey ; develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; consign for shipment on a vehicle; hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey ; stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; mark into squares or draw squares on; decline to initiate betting ; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; place into check; write out a check on a bank account ; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; verify by consulting a source or authority; arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; make cracks or chinks in; become fractured
        • curb lessen the intensity of; keep to the curb; place restrictions on; an edge between a sidewalk and a roadway consisting of a line of curbstones (usually forming part of a gutter) ; a horse's bit with an attached chain or strap to check the horse ; a stock exchange in New York ; the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess
        • moderate a person who takes a position in the political center ; being within reasonable or average limits; not extreme; marked by avoidance of extravagance or extremes; preside over; make less fast or intense; lessen the intensity of; make less severe or harsh; make less strong or intense; make more temperate, acceptable, or suitable by adding something else
        hold as in keep from departing
        • "Hold the taxi"
        • "Hold the horse"
        hold as in take and maintain control over, often by violent means
        • "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
        hold as in cause to stop
        • "Halt the engines"
        • "Arrest the progress"
        • "halt the presses"

        Synonyms

        • halt disabled in the feet or legs; the state of inactivity following an interruption; the event of something ending; an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; cause to stop; come to a halt, stop moving; stop from happening or developing; stop the flow of a liquid
        • arrest the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); the state of inactivity following an interruption; take into custody; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; attract and fix; cause to stop
        hold as in cover as for protection against noise or smell
        • "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"
        • "hold one's nose"
        hold as in drink alcohol without showing ill effects
        • "He can hold his liquor"
        • "he had drunk more than he could carry"

        Synonyms

        • carry the act of carrying something ; move while supporting, either in a vehicle or in one's hands or on one's body; have with oneself; transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; serve as a means for expressing something; bear or be able to bear the weight, pressure,or responsibility of; support or hold in a certain manner; contain or hold; extend to a certain degree; continue or extend; be necessarily associated with or result in or involve; win in an election; include, as on a list; behave in a certain manner; have on hand; include as the content; propel; pass on a communication; have as an inherent or characteristic feature or have as a consequence; be conveyed over a certain distance; keep up with financial support; have or possess something abstract; be equipped with (a mast or sail); win approval or support for; compensate for a weaker partner or member by one's own performance; take further or advance; have on the surface or on the skin; capture after a fight; transfer (entries) from one account book to another ; transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication; pursue a line of scent or be a bearer; bear (a crop); propel or give impetus to; drink alcohol without showing ill effects; be able to feed; have a certain range; cover a certain distance or advance beyond; secure the passage or adoption (of bills and motions); be successful in; sing or play against other voices or parts; be pregnant with
        hold as in aim, point, or direct
        • "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"
        hold as in declare to be
        • "She was declared incompetent"
        • "judge held that the defendant was innocent"

        Synonyms

        • declare state emphatically and authoritatively; announce publicly or officially; state firmly; declare to be; authorize payments of; designate (a trump suit or no-trump) with the final bid of a hand ; make a declaration (of dutiable goods) to a customs official; proclaim one's support, sympathy, or opinion for or against
        • adjudge declare to be
        hold as in 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

        • agree be in accord; consent or assent to a condition, or agree to do something; be compatible, similar or consistent; go together; show grammatical agreement; be agreeable or suitable; achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose
        • concur be in accord; happen simultaneously
        • concord go together; arrange by concord or agreement; arrange the words of a text so as to create a concordance; be in accord; capital of the state of New Hampshire; a harmonious state of things in general and of their properties (as of colors and sounds); the determination of grammatical inflection on the basis of word relations ; town in eastern Massachusetts near Boston where the first battle of the American Revolution was fought ; agreement of opinions ; the first battle of the American Revolution (April 19, 1775)
        hold as in keep from exhaling or expelling
        • "hold your breath"

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