hold

227 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[hˈə͡ʊld], [hˈə‍ʊld], [h_ˈəʊ_l_d]
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Synonyms for Hold:

command (noun)

authority, charge, command, commission, control, coordination, direction, discipline, domination, government, grasp, grip, law, management, mandate, mastery, power, prowess, reign, rule, sovereignty, supremacy, sway, will.

believe (verb)

accept, affirm, assent, assume, believe, conclude, credit, declare, deem, gather, give faith, judge, maintain, presume, profess, put faith in, suppose, surmise, take for granted, trust, understand.

command (verb)

coordinate, direct, dominate, govern, manage, master.

contain (verb)

accommodate, comprise, contain, enclose, include, receive, stow.

enclose (verb)

cage, confine, corral, cover, embrace, encircle, encompass, envelop, fence, impound, imprison, surround, trap.

grip (verb)

adhere, clasp, clutch, grapple, have, keep, retain, seize.

possess (verb)

acquire, claim, monopolize, own, possess.

retain (verb)

conserve, hinder, preserve, prevent, reserve.

stop (verb)

cease, end, freeze, halt, pause, stay, stop, terminate.

withdraw (verb)

recall, recant, retract, revoke, suppress, withdraw, withhold.

Other synonyms and related words:

abide, abstain, advantage, afford support, allow, arrest, ascertain, authority, back, bastion, be the case, bear, belay, bide, boast, bolster, calculate, care, carry, carry on, castle, citadel, cleave, clench, clinch, cling, close with, cohere, comprehend, consider, continue, continue to be, crypt, custody, decide, determine, discontinue, donjon, dwell, endure, enjoy, enthrall, esteem, estimate, exist, extend, fascinate, fasthold, fastness, fill, find, fix, foothold, footing, forbear, forgo, furnish support, give support, go far, go on, gripe, haft, handle, harbor, helve, hold good, hold on, hold out, hold spellbound, hold the interest, hold together, hold true, hold up, hold water, holding, hole, keep from, keep on, keeping, last, last long, lend support, live, live on, not let go, obtain, occupy, persist, prevail, preventive custody, protective custody, purchase, quit, reckon, refrain, regard, remain, remain valid, resolve, restrain, run, safehold, secure, settle, shoulder, spare, stand, stand the test, stay on, stick, strong room, stronghold, subsist, supply support, support, sustain, take, toehold, tower, tower of strength, transfix, vault, wash.

Rhymes for Hold:

  1. told, rolled, bowled, polled, gold, tolled, cold, bold, sold, scold, old, fold, mould, strolled, mold, doled;
  2. uphold, twofold, cajoled, remold, enrolled, withhold, consoled, behold, unsold, unfold, paroled, enfold, foretold, untold, extolled, controlled;
  3. undersold, uncontrolled, oversold;

Quotes for Hold:

  1. As to honor- you know- it's a very fine mediaeval inheritance which women never got hold of. It wasn't theirs. Joseph Conrad.
  2. I was hanging out with no one under 21. I thought that if I really wanted to fit in I had to... show them that I was in a way just as adult as they were, 'cause I could hold my own just as well as they could, if not better. Jack Osbourne.
  3. You will launch many projects, but have time to finish only a few. So think, plan, develop, launch and tap good people to be responsible. Give them authority and hold them accountable. Trying to do too much yourself creates a bottleneck. Donald Rumsfeld.

Idioms of Hold:

  1. not hold your liquor;
  2. hold a gun to sb's head;
  3. hold sth in abeyance;