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1. 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))

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Words that Rhyme with Hold Out

  • stake-out
  • how-about
  • without
  • throughout
  • strout
  • sprout
  • reroute
  • redoubt
  • devout
  • troutt
  • trout
  • stoute
  • stout
  • spout
  • snout
  • shrout
  • scout
  • prout
  • krout
  • kraut
  • grout
  • flout
  • drought
  • crout
  • clout
  • all-out
  • about
  • tout
  • thuot
  • shout

2. 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))

3. 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))

4. 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))

5. 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))

6. 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))

7. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement.

Synonyms

  • fold
  • shackle
  • pound
  • restrain
  • impound
  • ground
  • disable
  • bind
  • incapacitate
  • truss
  • pen up
  • pound up
  • confine
  • tie up
  • disenable
  • tie down
  • fetter
  • pinion

Antonyms

  • disavow
  • bad person
  • devoice
  • voice

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'] maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings).

Synonyms

  • experience
  • nurse
  • harbour
  • entertain
  • harbor

Antonyms

  • figure
  • unstrap
  • unlash
  • untie

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'] have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices.

Synonyms

  • have got
  • bear

Antonyms

  • take
  • lack
  • stay in place

Etymology

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

10. hold

verb. ['ˈhoʊld'] contain or hold; have within.

Synonyms

  • hold in
  • contain
  • bear
  • enclose
  • confine
  • retain
  • carry
  • take

Antonyms

  • exclusion
  • unbuckle
  • bull
  • abstain

Etymology

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