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Synonyms for held
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Princeton's WordNet

  1. held(adj)

    occupied or in the control of; often used in combination

    "enemy-held territory"

Editors Contribution

  1. clutched

    held is the past tense version of hold. to clutch something is to physically hold or touch something.

    she clutched a hammer. she held a hammer.

    Submitted by anonymous on April 25, 2021  
  2. had

    to have kept something

    johnny held a guitar in his hand.

    Submitted by acronimous on May 26, 2014  

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How to use held in a sentence?

  1. President Hassan Rouhani:

    If the Americans take the appropriate steps and set them free, certainly the right environment will be open and the right circumstances will be created for us to do everything within our power and our purview to bring about the swiftest freedom for the Americans held in Iran as well.

  2. Booth Goodwin:

    The CEO and chairman of one of America's largest coal companies now stands convicted of willful violations of the laws that are designed to keep coal miners safe. to go from boardroom to the prospect of incarceration sends a powerful message to executives who would ignore the safety of their workers. It doesn't matter who you are, how rich you are, how powerful you are, if you violate the laws and gamble with the lives of your workers, you will be held accountable.

  3. Camille Kostek:

    I was like, ‘Oh, I’m not allowed to do that, I’m so sorry, he was like, ‘OK, [Rob] had a feeling you were a goody two-shoes and followed the rules.’ So he pulled out this crinkled-up name tag and on the back, it said ‘shhh’ with his phone number. And I just held onto it until I was ready to call him. He knew I was a rule follower, I love it.

  4. Utterly Russell:

    The fact that an opinion has been widely held is no evidence whatever that it is not utterly absurd.

  5. Eliot Engel:

    President Trump's decision to welcome the Philippines’ leader to Washington at a time when thousands of Filipinos are being slaughtered in the streets—at President Duterte’s direction—calls into question long held American policy of promoting human rights and the rule of law.

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