Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
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- S: (v) keep, maintain, hold (cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean') "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
- S: (v) hold, take hold (have or hold in one's hands or grip) "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him"
- S: (v) hold, throw, have, make, give (organize or be responsible for) "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course"
- S: (v) have, have got, hold (have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense) "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
- S: (v) deem, hold, view as, take for (keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view) "take for granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible"
- S: (v) harbor, harbour, hold, entertain, nurse (maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)) "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
- S: (v) restrain, confine, hold, constrain (to close within bounds, or otherwise limit or deprive of free movement) "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"
- S: (v) retain, hold, keep back, hold back (secure and keep for possible future use or application) "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
- S: (v) bear, hold (have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices) "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade"
- S: (v) hold, support, sustain, hold up (be the physical support of; carry the weight of) "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
- S: (v) hold, bear, carry, contain (contain or hold; have within) "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
- S: (v) accommodate, hold, admit (have room for; hold without crowding) "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
- S: (v) hold (remain in a certain state, position, or condition) "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching"
- S: (v) hold, carry, bear (support or hold in a certain manner) "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
- S: (v) prevail, hold, obtain (be valid, applicable, or true) "This theory still holds"
- S: (v) hold (assert or affirm) "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
- S: (v) hold (have as a major characteristic) "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise"
- S: (v) contain, take, hold (be capable of holding or containing) "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
- S: (v) reserve, hold, book (arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance) "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"
- S: (v) defend, guard, hold (protect against a challenge or attack) "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
- S: (v) oblige, bind, hold, obligate (bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted) "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
- S: (v) hold (hold the attention of) "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound"
- S: (v) hold (remain committed to) "I hold to these ideas"
- S: (v) defy, withstand, hold, hold up (resist or confront with resistance) "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
- S: (v) apply, hold, go for (be pertinent or relevant or applicable) "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone"
- S: (v) hold (stop dealing with) "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"
- S: (v) control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate (lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits) "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
- S: (v) hold (keep from departing) "Hold the taxi"; "Hold the horse"
- S: (v) hold (take and maintain control over, often by violent means) "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
- S: (v) halt, hold, arrest (cause to stop) "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses"
- direct hypernym / inherited hypernym / sister term
- derivationally related form
- W: (n)
halt [Related to: halt] (the event of something ending) "it came to a stop at the bottom of the hill"
- W: (n)
halt [Related to: halt] (an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement) "a halt in the arms race"; "a nuclear freeze"
- W: (n)
halt [Related to: halt] (the state of inactivity following an interruption) "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
- W: (n)
hold [Related to: hold] (time during which some action is awaited) "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action"
- W: (n)
arrester [Related to: arrest] (a restraint that slows airplanes as they land on the flight deck of an aircraft carrier)
- sentence frame
- S: (v) hold (cover as for protection against noise or smell) "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"; "hold one's nose"
- S: (v) carry, hold (drink alcohol without showing ill effects) "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry"
- S: (v) hold (aim, point, or direct) "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"
- S: (v) declare, adjudge, hold (declare to be) "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
- S: (v) agree, hold, concur, concord (be in accord; be in agreement) "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point"
- direct troponym / full troponym
- S: (v) settle (end a legal dispute by arriving at a settlement) "The two parties finally settled"
- S: (v) reconcile, patch up, make up, conciliate, settle (come to terms) "After some discussion we finally made up"
- S: (v) see eye to eye (be in agreement) "We never saw eye to eye on this question"
- S: (v) concede, yield, grant (be willing to concede) "I grant you this much"
- S: (v) forgive (stop blaming or grant forgiveness) "I forgave him his infidelity"; "She cannot forgive him for forgetting her birthday"
- S: (v) excuse, condone (excuse, overlook, or make allowances for; be lenient with) "excuse someone's behavior"; "She condoned her husband's occasional infidelities"
- S: (v) absolve, free (let off the hook) "I absolve you from this responsibility"
- S: (v) excuse, relieve, let off, exempt (grant exemption or release to) "Please excuse me from this class"
- S: (v) frank (exempt by means of an official pass or letter, as from customs or other checks)
- S: (v) justify ((used of God) declare innocent; absolve from the penalty of sin)
- S: (v) wash one's hands (to absolve oneself of responsibility or future blame) "I wash my hands of this"
- S: (v) shrive, absolve (grant remission of a sin to) "The priest absolved him and told him to say ten Hail Marys"
- S: (v) remit (forgive) "God will remit their sins"
- S: (v) pardon (grant a pardon to) "Ford pardoned Nixon"; "The Thanksgiving turkey was pardoned by the President"
- S: (v) excuse, pardon (accept an excuse for) "Please excuse my dirty hands"
- S: (v) subscribe, support (adopt as a belief) "I subscribe to your view on abortion"
- S: (v) conclude, resolve (reach a conclusion after a discussion or deliberation)
- S: (v) arrange, fix up (make arrangements for) "Can you arrange a meeting with the President?"
- S: (v) firm up (arrange firmly) "firm up one's plans"
- S: (v) concord (arrange by concord or agreement) "Concord the conditions for the marriage of the Prince of Wales with a commoner"
- S: (v) settle (dispose of; make a financial settlement)
- S: (v) prorate (make a proportional settlement or distribution)
- S: (v) pay (discharge or settle) "pay a debt"; "pay an obligation"
- S: (v) square (pay someone and settle a debt) "I squared with him"
- S: (v) pay, pay off, make up, compensate (do or give something to somebody in return) "Does she pay you for the work you are doing?"
- S: (v) liquidate (settle the affairs of by determining the debts and applying the assets to pay them off) "liquidate a company"
- S: (v) clean up (dispose of) "settle the bills"
- verb group
- S: (v) agree (achieve harmony of opinion, feeling, or purpose) "No two of my colleagues would agree on whom to elect chairman"
- derivationally related form
- sentence frame
- S: (v) hold (keep from exhaling or expelling) "hold your breath"
- S: (adj) held (occupied or in the control of; often used in combination) "enemy-held territory"