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Why synonyms can be useful

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Synonyms for (noun) hold

Synonyms: grasp, grip, hold, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches Definition: the act of grasping Usage: he released his clasp on my arm; he has a strong grip for an old man; she kept a firm hold on the railing

Hypernyms: prehension, taking hold, seizing, grasping Definition: the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles)

Synonyms: cargo area, cargo deck, cargo hold, storage area, hold Definition: the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo

Hypernyms: enclosure Definition: a structure consisting of an area that has been enclosed for some purpose

Synonyms: handgrip, handle, grip, hold Definition: the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it Usage: he grabbed the hammer by the handle; it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip

Hypernyms: appendage Definition: a part that is joined to something larger

Synonyms: hold, keep Definition: a cell in a jail or prison

Hypernyms: cell, jail cell, prison cell Definition: a room where a prisoner is kept

Synonyms: hold Definition: a stronghold

Hypernyms: stronghold, fastness Definition: a strongly fortified defensive structure

Synonyms: hold Definition: power by which something or someone is affected or dominated Usage: he has a hold over them

Hypernyms: control Definition: power to direct or determine Usage: under control

Synonyms: hold, grasp, appreciation Definition: understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something Usage: he has a good grasp of accounting practices

Hypernyms: savvy, apprehension, discernment, understanding Definition: the cognitive condition of someone who understands Usage: he has virtually no understanding of social cause and effect

Synonyms: hold, detention, custody, detainment Definition: a state of being confined (usually for a short time) Usage: his detention was politically motivated; the prisoner is on hold; he is in the custody of police

Hypernyms: confinement Definition: the state of being confined Usage: he was held in confinement

Synonyms: delay, postponement, time lag, hold, wait Definition: time during which some action is awaited Usage: instant replay caused too long a delay; he ordered a hold in the action

Hypernyms: pause, break, intermission, interruption, suspension Definition: a time interval during which there is a temporary cessation of something

Synonyms for (verb) hold

Synonyms: hold Definition: keep from exhaling or expelling Usage: hold your breath

Hypernyms: keep, keep back, restrain, hold back Definition: keep under control; keep in check Usage: suppress a smile; Keep your temper; keep your cool

Synonyms: hold Definition: remain committed to Usage: I hold to these ideas

Hypernyms: think, believe, conceive, consider Definition: judge or regard; look upon; judge Usage: I think he is very smart; I believe her to be very smart; I think that he is her boyfriend; The racist conceives such people to be inferior

Synonyms: hold Definition: assert or affirm Usage: Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good

Hypernyms: swan, swear, verify, affirm, assert, aver, avow Definition: to declare or affirm solemnly and formally as true Usage: Before God I swear I am innocent

Synonyms: deem, take for, hold, view as Definition: keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view Usage: take for granted; view as important; hold these truths to be self-evident; I hold him personally responsible

Hypernyms: reckon, regard, consider, view, see Definition: deem to be Usage: She views this quite differently from me; I consider her to be shallow; I don't see the situation quite as negatively as you do

Synonyms: hold Definition: hold the attention of Usage: The soprano held the audience; This story held our interest; She can hold an audience spellbound

Hypernyms: charm, captivate, capture, catch, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, beguile, bewitch, becharm, trance Definition: attract; cause to be enamored Usage: She captured all the men's hearts

Synonyms: hold, declare, adjudge Definition: declare to be Usage: She was declared incompetent; judge held that the defendant was innocent

Hypernyms: evaluate, judge, pass judgment Definition: form a critical opinion of Usage: I cannot judge some works of modern art; How do you evaluate this grant proposal? We shouldn't pass judgment on other people

Synonyms: bind, hold, obligate, oblige Definition: bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted Usage: He's held by a contract; I'll hold you by your promise

Hypernyms: relate Definition: have or establish a relationship to Usage: She relates well to her peers

Synonyms: guard, hold, defend Definition: protect against a challenge or attack Usage: Hold that position behind the trees!; Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks

Hypernyms: protect Definition: shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage Usage: Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain

Synonyms: hold Definition: aim, point, or direct Usage: Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames

Hypernyms: aim, direct, take, take aim, train Definition: point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards Usage: Please don't aim at your little brother!; He trained his gun on the burglar; Don't train your camera on the women; Take a swipe at one's opponent

Synonyms: carry, hold Definition: drink alcohol without showing ill effects Usage: He can hold his liquor; he had drunk more than he could carry

Hypernyms: booze, fuddle, drink Definition: consume alcohol Usage: We were up drinking all night

Synonyms: hold, confine, restrain Definition: to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement Usage: This holds the local until the express passengers change trains; About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade; The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center; The terrorists held the journalists for ransom

Hypernyms: incapacitate, disable, disenable Definition: make unable to perform a certain action Usage: disable this command on your computer

Synonyms: hold Definition: cover as for protection against noise or smell Usage: She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate; hold one's nose

Hypernyms: cover Definition: provide with a covering or cause to be covered Usage: cover her face with a handkerchief; cover the child with a blanket; cover the grave with flowers

Synonyms: make, have, hold, give, throw Definition: organize or be responsible for Usage: hold a reception; have, throw, or make a party; give a course

Hypernyms: direct Definition: be in charge of

Synonyms: entertain, hold, harbor, harbour, nurse Definition: maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings) Usage: bear a grudge; entertain interesting notions; harbor a resentment

Hypernyms: feel, experience Definition: undergo an emotional sensation or be in a particular state of mind Usage: She felt resentful; He felt regret

Synonyms: arrest, hold, halt Definition: cause to stop Usage: Halt the engines; Arrest the progress; halt the presses

Hypernyms: stop Definition: cause to stop Usage: stop a car; stop the thief

Synonyms: keep back, hold, hold back, retain Definition: secure and keep for possible future use or application Usage: The landlord retained the security deposit; I reserve the right to disagree

Hypernyms: hold on, keep Definition: retain possession of Usage: Can I keep my old stuffed animals?; She kept her maiden name after she married

Synonyms: bear, hold Definition: have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices Usage: She bears the title of Duchess; He held the governorship for almost a decade

Hypernyms: hold, have, have got Definition: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense Usage: She has $1,000 in the bank; He has got two beautiful daughters; She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

Synonyms: hold Definition: take and maintain control over, often by violent means Usage: The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week

Hypernyms: command, control Definition: exercise authoritative control or power over Usage: control the budget; Command the military forces

Synonyms: hold Definition: keep from departing Usage: Hold the taxi; Hold the horse

Hypernyms: prevent, keep Definition: stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state Usage: We must prevent the cancer from spreading; His snoring kept me from falling asleep; Keep the child from eating the marbles

Synonyms: book, reserve, hold Definition: arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance Usage: reserve me a seat on a flight; The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family; please hold a table at Maxim's

Hypernyms: bespeak, call for, request, quest Definition: express the need or desire for; ask for Usage: She requested an extra bed in her room; She called for room service

Synonyms: contain, control, curb, hold, hold in, check, moderate Definition: lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits Usage: moderate your alcohol intake; hold your tongue; hold your temper; control your anger

Hypernyms: keep, keep back, restrain, hold back Definition: keep under control; keep in check Usage: suppress a smile; Keep your temper; keep your cool

Synonyms: hold Definition: stop dealing with Usage: hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting

Hypernyms: remit, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, set back, shelve, defer, table, hold over Definition: hold back to a later time Usage: let's postpone the exam

Synonyms: hold, prevail, obtain Definition: be valid, applicable, or true Usage: This theory still holds

Hypernyms: be, exist Definition: have an existence, be extant Usage: Is there a God?

Synonyms: apply, go for, hold Definition: be pertinent or relevant or applicable Usage: The same laws apply to you!; This theory holds for all irrational numbers; The same rules go for everyone

Hypernyms: concern, bear on, come to, refer, relate, touch, touch on, have-to doe with, pertain Definition: be relevant to Usage: There were lots of questions referring to her talk; My remark pertained to your earlier comments

Synonyms: hold Definition: remain in a certain state, position, or condition Usage: The weather held; They held on the road and kept marching

Hypernyms: proceed, continue, keep, go along, go on Definition: continue a certain state, condition, or activity Usage: Keep on working!; We continued to work into the night; Keep smiling; We went on working until well past midnight

Synonyms: hold, carry, contain, bear Definition: contain or hold; have within Usage: The jar carries wine; The canteen holds fresh water; This can contains water

Hypernyms: include Definition: have as a part, be made up out of Usage: The list includes the names of many famous writers

Synonyms: hold, take, contain Definition: be capable of holding or containing Usage: This box won't take all the items; The flask holds one gallon

Hypernyms: be Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun) Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer

Synonyms: withstand, defy, hold, hold up Definition: resist or confront with resistance Usage: The politician defied public opinion; The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear; The bridge held

Hypernyms: withstand, stand firm, hold out, resist Definition: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

Synonyms: hold Definition: have as a major characteristic Usage: The novel holds many surprises; The book holds in store much valuable advise

Hypernyms: be Definition: have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun) Usage: John is rich; This is not a good answer