Another word for hold


appreciation, grasp, hold - understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something

Example:- he has a good grasp of accounting practices

delay, hold, postponement, time lag, wait - time during which some action is awaited

Example:- instant replay caused too long a delay

cargo area, cargo deck, cargo hold, hold, storage area - the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo

grip, handgrip, handle, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it

Example:- he grabbed the hammer by the handle

clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold - the act of grasping

Example:- he released his clasp on my arm

hold - power by which something or someone is affected or dominated

Example:- he has a hold over them

hold - a stronghold

custody, detainment, detention, hold - a state of being confined (usually for a short time)

Example:- his detention was politically motivated

hold, keep - a cell in a jail or prison


confine, hold, restrain - to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement

Example:- This holds the local until the express passengers change trains

hold - take and maintain control over, often by violent means

Example:- The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week

bear, carry, hold - support or hold in a certain manner

Example:- She holds her head high

hold - stop dealing with

Example:- hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting

hold, hold back, keep back, retain - secure and keep for possible future use or application

Example:- The landlord retained the security deposit

defy, hold, hold up, withstand - resist or confront with resistance

Example:- The politician defied public opinion

hold - remain in a certain state, position, or condition

Example:- The weather held

hold - remain committed to

Example:- I hold to these ideas

defend, guard, hold - protect against a challenge or attack

Example:- Hold that position behind the trees!

give, have, hold, make, throw - organize or be responsible for

Example:- hold a reception

entertain, harbor, harbour, hold, nurse - maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)

Example:- bear a grudge

check, contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, moderate - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits

Example:- moderate your alcohol intake

deem, hold, take for, view as - keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view

Example:- take for granted

hold, keep, maintain - keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,

Example:- keep clean

hold - keep from exhaling or expelling

Example:- hold your breath

hold - keep from departing

Example:- Hold the taxi

hold - hold the attention of

Example:- The soprano held the audience

accommodate, admit, hold - have room for; hold without crowding

Example:- This hotel can accommodate 250 guests

bear, hold - have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices

Example:- She bears the title of Duchess

have, have got, hold - have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

Example:- She has $1,000 in the bank

hold, take hold - have or hold in one's hands or grip

Example:- Hold this bowl for a moment, please

hold - have as a major characteristic

Example:- The novel holds many surprises

carry, hold - drink alcohol without showing ill effects

Example:- He can hold his liquor

adjudge, declare, hold - declare to be

Example:- She was declared incompetent

hold - cover as for protection against noise or smell

Example:- She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate

bear, carry, contain, hold - contain or hold; have within

Example:- The jar carries wine

arrest, halt, hold - cause to stop

Example:- Halt the engines

bind, hold, obligate, oblige - bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted

Example:- He's held by a contract

hold, obtain, prevail - be valid, applicable, or true

Example:- This theory still holds

hold, hold up, support, sustain - be the physical support of; carry the weight of

Example:- The beam holds up the roof

apply, go for, hold - be pertinent or relevant or applicable

Example:- The same laws apply to you!

agree, concord, concur, hold - be in accord; be in agreement

Example:- We agreed on the terms of the settlement

contain, hold, take - be capable of holding or containing

Example:- This box won't take all the items

hold - assert or affirm

Example:- Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good

book, hold, reserve - arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance

Example:- reserve me a seat on a flight

hold - aim, point, or direct

Example:- Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames

Tweets containing the word hold

Source : WordNet