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1. open

verb. ['ˈoʊpən'] cause to open or to become open.

Synonyms

  • reopen
  • unlock
  • unseal
  • prise
  • open up
  • unbar
  • jimmy
  • unbolt
  • breach
  • lance
  • prize
  • lever
  • break open
  • gap
  • uncork
  • click open

Antonyms

  • lock
  • bar
  • seal
  • close
  • bolt

Etymology

  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Hold Open

  • reopen
  • koeppen
  • copen

2. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean".

Synonyms

  • hold over
  • maintain
  • bear on
  • uphold
  • continue
  • carry on
  • pressurise
  • housekeep
  • keep
  • conserve
  • preserve
  • distance

Antonyms

  • survive
  • outgo
  • stand
  • shrink

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] organize or be responsible for.

Synonyms

  • have
  • make
  • give
  • direct

Antonyms

  • open
  • disintegrate
  • give
  • disconnect

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] have or hold in one's hands or grip.

Synonyms

  • interlace
  • clutch
  • clinch
  • hold tight
  • interlock
  • cradle
  • lock
  • hold on
  • hold close
  • take hold
  • grasp
  • trap

Antonyms

  • acquit
  • qualify
  • fail
  • pass

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. open

verb. ['ˈoʊpən'] start to operate or function or cause to start operating or functioning.

Synonyms

  • establish
  • launch
  • found
  • set up

Antonyms

  • abolish
  • nonabsorbent
  • impervious
  • inhospitable

Etymology

  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. open

adjective. ['ˈoʊpən'] affording unobstructed entrance and exit; not shut or closed.

Synonyms

  • ajar
  • wide-open

Antonyms

  • inferior
  • clothed
  • cooked

Etymology

  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view.

Synonyms

  • view as
  • deem
  • see
  • consider
  • take for
  • view
  • regard

Antonyms

  • uncertain
  • unoriented
  • untreated
  • unconstipated

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense.

Synonyms

  • bear
  • maintain
  • have
  • monopolize
  • stock
  • wield
  • feature
  • hold on
  • carry
  • monopolise
  • exert
  • keep
  • stockpile
  • sustain

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • unstuff
  • show
  • bring to

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] secure and keep for possible future use or application.

Synonyms

  • hold on
  • hold down
  • retain
  • keep
  • keep back

Antonyms

  • ability
  • boycott
  • disapproval
  • negate

Etymology

  • hold (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • hold (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
  • holden (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • healdan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. open

adjective. ['ˈoʊpən'] affording free passage or access.

Synonyms

  • unsealed
  • unfastened
  • yawning
  • unstoppered

Antonyms

  • sealed
  • painless
  • processed
  • experienced

Etymology

  • open (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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