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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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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. sway

verb. ['ˈsweɪ'] move back and forth or sideways.

Synonyms

  • rock
  • shake
  • swag
  • totter
  • roll
  • move back and forth

Antonyms

  • unlash
  • untie
  • devoice
  • unbraid

Example sentences of the word hold-sway


1. Noun Phrase
Oil, however, remains such an important commodity in daily life worldwide that energy economists hold sway over how currencies and markets act.

2. Noun Phrase
Due to numerous political and social factors, Western codes of law and punishment, which took hold during the 19th century, continue to hold sway in most Muslim countries.

3. Noun Phrase
Reggaeton and hip-hop also hold sway in many of Peru's urban areas, and a burgeoning underground movement continues to gather momentum.

4. Noun Phrase
For your prize to hold sway, though, it must be something that relates to your company and something that average people would want or need.

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