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/tejkɪŋ howld/

Derived Form of taking

noun
plural: takings
verb
root word: take
third person: takes
past: took
past participle: taken
present participle: taking
adjective
comparitive: more taking
superlative: most taking
Noun
1
the act of someone who picks up or takes something
  1. the pickings were easy
  2. clothing could be had for the taking
Synonymspickings,
Hypernymsaction,
Type ofaction,
See alsotake,
Verb: take
1
carry out
  1. take action
  2. take steps
  3. take vengeance
Synonymstake,
Hypernymsact,
Type ofacting, moving,
2
require (time or space)
  1. It took three hours to get to work this morning
  2. This event occupied a very short time
Synonymstake, occupy, use up,
Hyponymsbe,
Hypernymsuse,
3
take somebody somewhere
  1. We lead him to our chief
  2. can you take me to the main entrance?
  3. He conducted us to the palace
Synonymslead, take, direct, conduct, guide,
Hyponymsbeacon, hand, mislead, usher,
Typesbeaconing, handing, leading astray, misdirecting, misguiding, misleading, showing, ushering,
4
get into one's hands, take physically
  1. Take a cookie!
  2. Can you take this bag, please
Synonymstake, get hold of,
Hyponymsseize,
Typesclutching, prehending, seizing,
See alsotake apart, take away, take in, take on, take up, taking,
5
take on a certain form, attribute, or aspect
  1. His voice took on a sad tone
  2. The story took a new turn
  3. he adopted an air of superiority
  4. She assumed strange manners
  5. The gods assume human or animal form in these fables
Synonymsassume, acquire, adopt, take on, take,
Hyponymsre-assume,
Hypernymschange,
Type ofchanging,
Typesre-assuming,
6
interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression
  1. I read this address as a satire
  2. How should I take this message?
  3. You can't take credit for this!
Synonymstake, read,
Hyponymsmisread,
Hypernymsinterpret,
Type ofconstruing, interpreting, seeing,
Typesmisinterpreting, misreading,
7
take something or somebody with oneself somewhere
  1. Bring me the box from the other room
  2. Take these letters to the boss
  3. This brings me to the main point
Synonymsbring, convey, take,
Hyponymsferry, fetch, impart, land, return, transit, tube, whisk,
Hypernymstransport,
Entailmentscome,
Type ofcarrying, transporting,
Typesbringing back, carrying, channeling, conducting, conveying, ferrying, fetching, landing, returning, taking back, transiting, transmitting, tubing, whisking,
8
take into one's possession
  1. We are taking an orphan from Romania
  2. I'll take three salmon steaks
Synonymstake,
Antonymsgive,
Hyponymsadopt, bear, collect, deprive, impound, pocket, recall, sequester, snap up, take away, take back, unburden,
Typesaccepting, adopting, assuming, attaching, bearing, calling back, calling in, collecting, confiscating, depriving, divesting, grabbing, impounding, pocketing, recalling, repossessing, seizing, sequestering, snaffling, snapping up, stripping, taking away, taking back, taking in, taking over, unburdening, withdrawing,
See alsotake back, take in, take out,
9
travel or go by means of a certain kind of transportation, or a certain route
  1. He takes the bus to work
  2. She takes Route 1 to Newark
Synonymstake,
Hypernymsuse,
Type ofapplying, employing, using, utilising, utilizing,
10
pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives
  1. Take any one of these cards
  2. Choose a good husband for your daughter
  3. She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her
Synonymschoose, take, select, pick out,
Hyponymsadopt, anoint, assign, cream off, cull out, dial, draw, elect, empanel, excerpt, field, nominate, pick, plump, screen, sieve, sieve out, single out, specify, think of, vote, vote in,
Hypernymsdecide,
Type ofdeciding, determining, making up one's mind,
Typesadopting, assigning, creaming off, culling out, determining, dialing, drawing, electing, empaneling, espousing, excerpting, extracting, fielding, fixing, following, going, going with, impaneling, limiting, nominating, paneling, picking, picking over, plumping, proposing, screening, screening out, setting, setting apart, siding, sieving, sieving out, sifting, singling out, skimming off, sorting, specifying, taking out, thinking of, voting, voting in,
11
receive willingly something given or offered
  1. The only girl who would have him was the miller's daughter
  2. I won't have this dog in my house!
  3. Please accept my present
Synonymsaccept, take, have,
Antonymsrefuse,
Hyponymsaccept, adopt, honor, welcome,
Hypernymsget,
Type ofacquiring, getting,
Typesaccepting, admitting, adopting, borrowing, honoring, honouring, taking, taking on, taking over, taking up, welcoming,
See alsotake in, take over, take up, taker,
12
assume, as of positions or roles
  1. She took the job as director of development
  2. he occupies the position of manager
  3. the young prince will soon occupy the throne
Synonymsfill, take, occupy,
Hypernymswork,
Type ofdoing work, working,
13
take into consideration for exemplifying purposes
  1. Take the case of China
  2. Consider the following case
Synonymsconsider, take, deal, look at,
Hyponymsabstract, contemplate, dally, warm to,
Hypernymsthink about,
Type ofthinking about,
Typesabstracting, contemplating, dallying, playing, trifling, warming to,
14
require as useful, just, or proper
  1. It takes nerve to do what she did
  2. success usually requires hard work
  3. This job asks a lot of patience and skill
  4. This position demands a lot of personal sacrifice
  5. This dinner calls for a spectacular dessert
  6. This intervention does not postulate a patient's consent
Synonymsnecessitate, ask, postulate, need, require, take, involve, call for, demand,
Antonymsobviate,
Hyponymsclaim, compel, cost, cry out for, draw, govern,
Typesclaiming, costing, crying for, crying out for, drawing, exacting, governing, implying, involving, taking,
15
experience or feel or submit to
  1. Take a test
  2. Take the plunge
Synonymstake,
Hypernymsexperience,
Type ofexperiencing, getting, having, receiving, undergoing,
16
make a film or photograph of something
  1. take a scene
  2. shoot a movie
Synonymsfilm, shoot, take,
Hyponymsreshoot,
Hypernymsrecord,
Type ofentering, putting down, recording,
Typesreshooting,
17
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, or taking off, or remove something abstract
  1. remove a threat
  2. remove a wrapper
  3. Remove the dirty dishes from the table
  4. take the gun from your pocket
  5. This machine withdraws heat from the environment
Synonymsremove, take, take away, withdraw,
Hyponymsablate, amputate, aspirate, bail, bail out, bone, brush, bur, burl, carve out, chip away, circumcise, clean, clear, clear off, condense, crumb, de-iodinate, de-ionate, decalcify, decarbonize, decorticate, defang, defuse, degas, dehorn, delete, delouse, demineralize, desorb, detoxify, dig, discharge, disembowel, dislodge, draw, draw off, dredge, eliminate, empty, enucleate, epilate, excavate, exenterate, expectorate, extirpate, extract, flick, gut, harvest, head, hull, husk, hypophysectomize, knock out, ladle, leach, lift, muck, pick, pit, pull, ream, resect, scale, scalp, scavenge, scoop, seed, shed, shell, shuck, skim, spoon, stem, string, strip, take away, take off, take out, tear away, tip, tusk, unburden, undock, unhinge, unpack, unsaddle, unstring, unveil, wash, wear away, weed, winnow, wipe off, withdraw,
18
serve oneself to, or consume regularly
  1. Have another bowl of chicken soup!
  2. I don't take sugar in my coffee
Synonymsconsume, ingest, take in, take, have,
Antonymsabstain,
Hyponymscannibalize, drink, drug, eat, feed, hit, partake, sample, satiate, smoke, sup, swallow, take in, use,
Typesboozing, cannibalising, cannibalizing, doing drugs, drinking, drugging, eating, feeding, filling, fuddling, getting down, habituating, hitting, imbibing, partaking, repleting, sampling, satiating, sating, smoking, sopping up, sucking in, supping, swallowing, taking in, taking up, tasting, touching, trying, trying out, using,
See alsotake up,
19
accept or undergo, often unwillingly
  1. We took a pay cut
Synonymstake, submit,
Hyponymstest,
Hypernymsundergo,
Type ofabiding, bearing, brooking, digesting, enduring, putting up, standing, sticking out, stomaching, suffering, supporting, tolerating,
Typestesting,
See alsotaker,
20
make use of or accept for some purpose
  1. take a risk
  2. take an opportunity
Synonymstake, accept,
Hyponymsco-opt,
Typesco-opting,
21
take by force
  1. Hitler took the Baltic Republics
  2. The army took the fort on the hill
Synonymstake,
Hyponymsassume, extort, plunder, recapture, relieve, rescue, sack, scale, steal,
Typesarrogating, assuming, despoiling, extorting, foraying, looting, pillaging, plundering, ransacking, reaving, recapturing, relieving, rescuing, retaking, rifling, sacking, scaling, seizing, stealing, stripping, taking over, usurping,
22
occupy or take on
  1. He assumes the lotus position
  2. She took her seat on the stage
  3. We took our seats in the orchestra
  4. She took up her position behind the tree
  5. strike a pose
Synonymsassume, take, strike, take up,
Hypernymsmove,
Type ofmoving,
23
admit into a group or community
  1. accept students for graduate study
  2. We'll have to vote on whether or not to admit a new member
Synonymsaccept, admit, take, take on,
Hyponymsprofess,
Hypernymsaccept,
Type ofaccepting, having, taking,
Typesprofessing,
24
ascertain or determine by measuring, computing or take a reading from a dial
  1. take a pulse
  2. A reading was taken of the earth's tremors
Synonymstake,
Hypernymsreceive,
Type offinding, getting, incurring, obtaining, receiving,
25
be a student of a certain subject
  1. She is reading for the bar exam
Synonymslearn, study, read, take,
Hyponymsaudit, drill, train,
Typesauditing, drilling, exercising, practicing, practising, preparing, training,
26
take as an undesirable consequence of some event or state of affairs
  1. the accident claimed three lives
  2. The hard work took its toll on her
Synonymsclaim, take, exact,
Hypernymsnecessitate,
Type ofasking, calling for, demanding, involving, necessitating, needing, postulating, requiring, taking,
27
head into a specified direction
  1. The escaped convict took to the hills
  2. We made for the mountains
Synonymstake, make,
Hypernymshead,
Type ofheading,
28
point or cause to go (blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment) towards
  1. Please don't aim at your little brother!
  2. He trained his gun on the burglar
  3. Don't train your camera on the women
  4. Take a swipe at one's opponent
Synonymsaim, take, train, take aim, direct,
Hyponymscharge, draw a bead on, hold, level, sight, swing, target, turn,
Hypernymsposition,
29
be seized or affected in a specified way
  1. take sick
  2. be taken drunk
Synonymstake,
Hypernymsbecome,
Type ofbecoming, getting, going,
30
have with oneself; have on one's person
  1. She always takes an umbrella
  2. I always carry money
  3. She packs a gun when she goes into the mountains
Synonymscarry, pack, take,
Hypernymshave,
Type offeaturing, having,
31
engage for service under a term of contract
  1. We took an apartment on a quiet street
  2. Let's rent a car
  3. Shall we take a guide in Rome?
Synonymslease, rent, hire, charter, engage, take,
Hypernymsget,
Type ofacquiring, getting,
32
receive or obtain regularly
  1. We take the Times every day
Synonymssubscribe, subscribe to, take,
Hypernymsbuy,
Type ofbuying, purchasing,
33
buy, select
  1. I'll take a pound of that sausage
Synonymstake,
Hypernymsbuy,
Type ofbuying, purchasing,
See alsotake out,
34
to get into a position of having, e.g., safety, comfort
  1. take shelter from the storm
Synonymstake,
35
have sex with; archaic use
  1. He had taken this woman when she was most vulnerable
Synonymstake, have,
Hypernymssleep together,
Type ofbanging, bedding, being intimate, bonking, doing it, effing, frigging, fucking, getting it on, getting laid, having a go at it, having intercourse, having it away, having it off, having sex, humping, jazzing, knowing, loving, lying with, making love, making out, rolling in the hay, screwing, sleeping with,
36
lay claim to; as of an idea
  1. She took credit for the whole idea
Synonymsclaim, take,
Antonymsdisclaim,
Hypernymsaffirm,
Type ofaffirming, asserting, averring, avowing, swanning, swearing, verifying,
37
be designed to hold or take
  1. This surface will not take the dye
Synonymsaccept, take,
Hypernymsbe,
Type ofbeing,
38
be capable of holding or containing
  1. This box won't take all the items
  2. The flask holds one gallon
Synonymscontain, take, hold,
Hypernymsbe,
Type ofbeing,
39
develop a habit
  1. He took to visiting bars
Synonymstake,
40
proceed along in a vehicle
  1. We drive the turnpike to work
Synonymsdrive, take,
Hypernymstraverse,
Type ofcovering, crossing, cutting across, cutting through, getting across, getting over, passing over, tracking, traversing,
41
obtain by winning
  1. Winner takes all
  2. He took first prize
Synonymstake,
Hypernymswin,
Type ofwinning,
42
be stricken by an illness, fall victim to an illness
  1. He got AIDS
  2. She came down with pneumonia
  3. She took a chill
Synonymscontract, take, get,
Hyponymscatch,
Hypernymssicken,
Type ofcoming down, sickening,
Typescatching,
43
as of time or space
Synonymsoccupying, using up,
Type ofexpending, using,
Typesbeing,
44
remove something concrete, as by lifting, pushing, taking off, etc. or remove something abstract
Synonymsremoving, taking away, withdrawing,
Typesablating, amputating, aspirating, bailing, bailing out, baling out, bearing away, bearing off, boning, brushing, burling, burring, canceling, carrying away, carrying off, casting, casting off, chipping away, chipping away at, circumcising, cleaning, clearing, clearing away, clearing off, clearing out, clearing up, condensing, creaming, creaming off, crumbing, cutting into, cutting off, deboning, decalcifying, decarbonising, decarbonizing, decarburising, decarburizing, decoking, decorticating, defanging, defusing, degassing, dehorning, de-iodinating, de-ionating, deleting, delousing, delving, demineralising, demineralizing, depilating, descaling, desorbing, detoxicating, detoxifying, detusking, digging, disburdening, discharging, disemboweling, disinvesting, dislodging, dismantling, divesting, drawing, drawing away, drawing in, drawing off, drawing out, dredging, driving out, dropping, eliminating, emptying, enucleating, epilating, eviscerating, excavating, exenterating, expectorating, extirpating, extracting, flicking, freeing, getting out, gutting, harvesting, heading, hollowing, hulling, husking, hypophysectomising, hypophysectomizing, knocking out, ladening, lading, ladling, leaching, lifting, lifting out, mucking, offsaddling, picking, pitting, pulling, pulling off, pulling out, pulling up, reaming, resecting, scaling, scalping, scavenging, scooping, scooping out, scooping up, seeding, shaking off, shedding, shelling, shucking, skimming, skimming off, spooning, stemming, stoning, stringing, stripping, sucking in, taking away, taking off, taking out, taking up, tearing away, tearing off, throwing, throwing away, throwing off, tipping, turning over, tusking, unbracing, unburdening, undocking, undressing, unhinging, unpacking, unsaddling, unstringing, unveiling, washing, washing away, washing off, washing out, wearing away, wearing off, weeding, winnowing, wiping away, wiping off, withdrawing,
See alsotake off,
45
aim or direct at; as of blows, weapons, or objects such as photographic equipment
Synonymsaiming, directing, taking aim, training,
Type ofpositioning,
Typesaiming, charging, directing, drawing a bead on, holding, leveling, placing, pointing, swinging, targeting, turning,
Adjective satellite
1
very attractive; capturing interest
  1. a fetching new hairstyle
  2. something inexpressibly taking in his manner
  3. a winning personality
Synonymsfetching, winning,
Adjective
1
very attractive; capturing interest
Synonymsfetching, winning,
Similarattractive,

Derived Form of hold

noun
plural: holds
verb
third person: holds
past: held
past participle: held
present participle: holding
Noun
1
the act of grasping
  1. he released his clasp on my arm
  2. he has a strong grip for an old man
  3. she kept a firm hold on the railing
Synonymsclasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip,
Hyponymschokehold, embrace, wrestling hold,
Hypernymsgrasping,
Type ofgrasping, prehension, seizing, taking hold,
Typeschoke hold, chokehold, embrace, embracing, wrestling hold,
2
understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
  1. he has a good grasp of accounting practices
Synonymsappreciation, grasp,
Hyponymssense,
Hypernymsunderstanding,
Type ofapprehension, discernment, savvy, understanding,
Typessense,
3
power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
  1. he has a hold over them
Hypernymscontrol,
Type ofcontrol,
4
time during which some action is awaited
  1. instant replay caused too long a delay
  2. he ordered a hold in the action
Synonymsdelay, time lag, postponement, wait,
Hyponymsextension, moratorium, retardation,
Hypernymspause,
Type ofbreak, intermission, interruption, pause, suspension,
Typesextension, moratorium, retardation,
5
a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
  1. his detention was politically motivated
  2. the prisoner is on hold
  3. he is in the custody of police
Synonymsdetention, detainment, custody,
Hypernymsconfinement,
Type ofconfinement,
6
a stronghold
Hypernymsstronghold,
Type offastness, stronghold,
7
a cell in a jail or prison
Synonymskeep,
Hypernymscell,
Type ofcell, jail cell, prison cell,
8
the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
  1. he grabbed the hammer by the handle
  2. it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip
Synonymshandle, grip, handgrip,
Hyponymsax handle, broomstick, crop, haft, hilt, hoe handle, knob, mop handle, panhandle, pommel, rake handle, stock,
Hypernymsappendage,
Meronymsshank,
Holonymsaspergill, baggage, baseball bat, briefcase, brush, carpet beater, carrycot, cheese cutter, coffee cup, coffeepot, cricket bat, cutlery, edge tool, faucet, frying pan, hand tool, handbarrow, handcart, handlebar, handset, ladle, mug, racket, saucepan, spatula, teacup, umbrella, watering can,
Partsshank, stem,
Type ofappendage,
Typesax handle, axe handle, broom handle, broomstick, crop, gunstock, haft, helve, hilt, hoe handle, knob, mop handle, panhandle, pommel, rake handle, saddlebow, stock,
Part ofaspergill, baggage, baseball bat, bat, briefcase, brush, carpet beater, carrycot, cart, cheese cutter, coffee cup, coffeepot, cricket bat, cutlery, eating utensil, edge tool, faucet, French telephone, frying pan, frypan, go-cart, hand tool, handbarrow, handcart, handlebar, handset, ladle, luggage, lumber, mug, pushcart, racket, racquet, rug beater, saucepan, skillet, spatula, teacup, umbrella, watering can, watering pot,
9
the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
Synonymscargo area, cargo deck, cargo hold, storage area,
Hypernymsenclosure,
Holonymsship,
Type ofenclosure,
Part ofship,
Verb
1
keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,
  1. keep clean
  2. hold in place
  3. She always held herself as a lady
  4. The students keep me on my toes
Synonymskeep, maintain,
Hyponymsconserve, continue, distance, hold over, housekeep, preserve, pressurize,
2
have or hold in one's hands or grip
  1. Hold this bowl for a moment, please
  2. A crazy idea took hold of him
Synonymstake hold,
Antonymslet_go_of,
Hyponymsclinch, cling to, cradle, grasp, lock, trap,
Typesclinch, cling to, clutch, cradle, grasp, hold close, hold on, hold tight, interlace, interlock, lock, trap,
See alsohandheld,
3
organize or be responsible for
  1. hold a reception
  2. have, throw, or make a party
  3. give a course
Synonymsthrow, have, make, give,
Hypernymsdirect,
Type ofdirect,
4
have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
  1. She has $1,000 in the bank
  2. He has got two beautiful daughters
  3. She holds a Master's degree from Harvard
Synonymshave, have got,
Hyponymsbear, carry, keep, monopolize, stock, sustain, wield,
Typesbear, carry, exert, hold, hold on, keep, maintain, monopolise, monopolize, stock, stockpile, sustain, wield,
See alsoholding,
5
keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
  1. take for granted
  2. view as important
  3. hold these truths to be self-evident
  4. I hold him personally responsible
Synonymsdeem, view as, take for,
Hypernymssee,
Type ofconsider, reckon, regard, see, view,
6
maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
  1. bear a grudge
  2. entertain interesting notions
  3. harbor a resentment
Synonymsharbor, harbour, entertain, nurse,
Hypernymsfeel,
Type ofexperience, feel,
7
to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
  1. This holds the local until the express passengers change trains
  2. About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade
  3. The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center
  4. The terrorists held the journalists for ransom
Synonymsrestrain, confine,
Hyponymsenchain, fetter, ground, impound, pen up, pinion, pound, tie down,
Hypernymsdisable,
Type ofdisable, disenable, incapacitate,
Typesbind, enchain, fetter, fold, ground, impound, pen up, pinion, pound, pound up, shackle, tie down, tie up, truss,
8
secure and keep for possible future use or application
  1. The landlord retained the security deposit
  2. I reserve the right to disagree
Synonymsretain, keep back, hold back,
Hyponymshold down,
Hypernymskeep,
Type ofhold on, keep,
Typeshold down,
See alsoholding,
9
have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
  1. She bears the title of Duchess
  2. He held the governorship for almost a decade
Synonymsbear,
Hypernymshave,
Type ofhave, have got, hold,
See alsoholder,
10
be the physical support of; carry the weight of
  1. The beam holds up the roof
  2. He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam
  3. What's holding that mirror?
Synonymssupport, sustain, hold up,
Hyponymsblock, brace, bracket, buoy, carry, chock, pole, prop up, scaffold, truss, underpin,
Typesblock, brace, bracket, buoy, buoy up, carry, chock, pole, prop, prop up, scaffold, shore, shore up, truss, underpin,
See alsoholder,
11
contain or hold; have within
  1. The jar carries wine
  2. The canteen holds fresh water
  3. This can contains water
Synonymsbear, carry, contain,
Hyponymsenclose, retain,
Hypernymsinclude,
Type ofinclude,
Typescircle, confine, encircle, enclose, environ, hold in, retain, ring, round, surround,
12
have room for; hold without crowding
  1. This hotel can accommodate 250 guests
  2. The theater admits 300 people
  3. The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people
Synonymsaccommodate, admit,
Hyponymshouse, seat, sleep,
Typeshouse, seat, sleep,
13
remain in a certain state, position, or condition
  1. The weather held
  2. They held on the road and kept marching
Hypernymscontinue,
Type ofcontinue, go along, go on, keep, proceed,
14
support or hold in a certain manner
  1. She holds her head high
  2. He carried himself upright
Synonymscarry, bear,
Hyponymsbehave, piggyback, poise, sling, stoop,
Typesacquit, balance, bear, behave, carry, comport, conduct, deport, piggyback, poise, stoop,
15
be valid, applicable, or true
  1. This theory still holds
Synonymsprevail, obtain,
Hypernymsexist,
Type ofbe, exist,
16
assert or affirm
  1. Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good
Hypernymsaffirm,
Type ofaffirm, assert, aver, avow, swan, swear, verify,
17
have as a major characteristic
  1. The novel holds many surprises
  2. The book holds in store much valuable advise
Hypernymsbe,
Type ofbe,
18
be capable of holding or containing
  1. This box won't take all the items
  2. The flask holds one gallon
Synonymscontain, take,
Hypernymsbe,
Type ofbe,
19
arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
  1. reserve me a seat on a flight
  2. The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family
  3. please hold a table at Maxim's
Synonymsreserve, book,
Hyponymskeep open,
Hypernymsrequest,
Entailmentsprocure,
Type ofbespeak, call for, quest, request,
Typeshold open, keep, keep open, save,
20
protect against a challenge or attack
  1. Hold that position behind the trees!
  2. Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks
Synonymsdefend, guard,
Hypernymsprotect,
Type ofprotect,
21
bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
  1. He's held by a contract
  2. I'll hold you by your promise
Synonymsoblige, bind, obligate,
Hyponymsarticle, indenture, pledge, tie down,
Hypernymsrelate,
Type ofrelate,
Typesarticle, indent, indenture, pledge, tie down,
22
hold the attention of
  1. The soprano held the audience
  2. This story held our interest
  3. She can hold an audience spellbound
Hypernymscapture,
Type ofbecharm, beguile, bewitch, captivate, capture, catch, charm, enamor, enamour, enchant, entrance, fascinate, trance,
23
remain committed to
  1. I hold to these ideas
Hypernymsthink,
Type ofbelieve, conceive, consider, think,
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resist or confront with resistance
  1. The politician defied public opinion
  2. The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear
  3. The bridge held
Synonymsdefy, withstand, hold up,
Hyponymsweather,
Hypernymsresist,
Type ofhold out, resist, stand firm, withstand,
Typesbrave, brave out, endure, weather,
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be pertinent or relevant or applicable
  1. The same laws apply to you!
  2. This theory holds for all irrational numbers
  3. The same rules go for everyone
Synonymsapply, go for,
Hypernymsrefer,
Type ofbear on, come to, concern, pertain, refer, relate, touch, touch on,
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stop dealing with
  1. hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting
Hypernymspostpone,
Type ofdefer, hold over, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table,
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lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  1. moderate your alcohol intake
  2. hold your tongue
  3. hold your temper
  4. control your anger
Synonymscontrol, hold in, contain, check, curb, moderate,
Hyponymsbate, catch, countercheck, damp, deny, mortify, restrict, suppress, thermostat, train,
Hypernymsrestrain,
Type ofhold back, keep, keep back, restrain, suppress,
Typesabnegate, bate, bound, catch, confine, conquer, counteract, countercheck, cricify, curb, damp, deny, inhibit, limit, mortify, restrain, restrict, stamp down, subdue, suppress, thermostat, throttle, train, trammel,
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keep from departing
  1. Hold the taxi
  2. Hold the horse
Hypernymsprevent,
Type ofkeep, prevent,
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take and maintain control over, often by violent means
  1. The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week
Hypernymscontrol,
Type ofcommand, control,
See alsoheld,
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cause to stop
  1. Halt the engines
  2. Arrest the progress
  3. halt the presses
Synonymshalt, arrest,
Hypernymsstop,
Type ofstop,
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cover as for protection against noise or smell
  1. She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate
  2. hold one's nose
Hypernymscover,
Type ofcover,
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drink alcohol without showing ill effects
  1. He can hold his liquor
  2. he had drunk more than he could carry
Synonymscarry,
Hypernymsdrink,
Type ofbooze, drink, fuddle,
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aim, point, or direct
  1. Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames
Hypernymsaim,
Type ofaim, direct, take, take aim, train,
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declare to be
  1. She was declared incompetent
  2. judge held that the defendant was innocent
Synonymsdeclare, adjudge,
Hyponymsadmit, bastardize, beatify, call, cancel, canonize, certify, formalize, pronounce, superannuate,
Hypernymsevaluate,
Type ofjudge,
Typesacknowledge, admit, bastardise, bastardize, beatify, call, cancel, canonise, canonize, certify, formalise, formalize, judge, label, pronounce, saint, strike down, superannuate,
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be in accord; be in agreement
  1. We agreed on the terms of the settlement
  2. I can't agree with you!
  3. I hold with those who say life is sacred
  4. Both philosophers concord on this point
Synonymsagree, concur, concord,
Antonymsdisagree,
Hyponymsarrange, concede, conclude, reconcile, see eye to eye, settle, subscribe,
Typesarrange, concede, conciliate, conclude, fix up, grant, make up, patch up, reconcile, resolve, see eye to eye, settle, subscribe, support, yield,
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keep from exhaling or expelling
  1. hold your breath
Hypernymsrestrain,
Type ofhold back, keep, keep back, restrain, suppress,
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keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
Synonymskeep, maintain,
Typesbear on, carry on, conserve, continue, distance, hold over, housekeep, preserve, pressurise, pressurize, uphold,
See alsohold back, hold out, hold over, hold up,

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  2. had defeated the Arabs and taken hold of Sicily and then began taking hold of Malta too.
  3. the system is taking hold in the construction industry. We have Dennis Micoff
  4. taking hold of Xaviers repressed darker nature until it grew into a persona of its
  5. Transitionary stage where Palpatine is taking hold of kylos body and mind and everything is about to take effect
  6. skeleton is what prevented Logans feral state from taking hold before not even
  7. and then the stratified societies taking hold
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  10. murshid ka haath pakar kar allah ka naam liya kar taking hold of the Guides hand, take the name of God!
  11. and when we stopped by the ashheaps he jumped to his feet and, taking hold of my elbow,
  12. And, the infamous Russian Rasputitsa was taking hold and bogging down movement,
  13. throughout the body and affecting multiple organs. Micks infection was taking hold
  14. It's taking hold of sammys life.
  15. of her child taking hold of a flaming piece of coaland subsequently burning their hand,
  16. 8 seconds on the 20mm Beastmaker hold, taking a 3-minute rest, moving to a larger hold,
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  18. by just taking the cables that hold it open
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  20. OH GOD, I'M TAKING A-HOLD OF YOUR COATTAILS.