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Synonyms for hold on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grasp, hold on(verb)

    hold firmly

    Synonyms:
    dig, apprehend, hang on, persevere, savvy, hang in, stop, keep, persist, grok, compass, get the picture, comprehend, grasp, hold the line

  2. hold on, stop(verb)

    stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments

    "Hold on a moment!"

    Synonyms:
    block up, stop over, halt, hang on, hang in, give up, arrest, block off, hold back, end, finish, keep, lay off, turn back, grasp, hold the line, break off, break, block, stop, blockade, bar, cease, barricade, persist, discontinue, contain, persevere, kibosh, intercept, terminate, quit, check

  3. persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold on(verb)

    be persistent, refuse to stop

    "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"

    Synonyms:
    hang on, run, stay, keep, die hard, append, hang in, tack, persist, tag on, tack on, prevail, persevere, remain, endure, grasp, stop, hold the line

  4. hang on, hold the line, hold on(verb)

    hold the phone line open

    "Please hang on while I get your folder"

    Synonyms:
    append, hold the line, hang on, tag on, hang in, tack, keep, persist, persevere, stop, tack on, grasp

  5. keep, hold on(verb)

    retain possession of

    "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, stop, hang on, go on, keep, restrain, hold back, observe, persist, save, hold, prevent, hang in, retain, persevere, keep back, sustain, maintain, keep open, hold the line, grasp, celebrate, hold open, preserve, proceed, continue, stay fresh

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hold on

    Synonyms:
    (Active.) continue, maintain, keep up, push forward

  2. hold on

    Synonyms:
    (Neuter.) cling, stick, hold fast, keep hold of

  3. hold on

    Synonyms:
    (Neuter.) continue, remain, endure, last

  4. hold on

    Synonyms:
    persevere, persist, be steady, be steadfast, be constant, go on, keep on, keep one's course, keep or maintain one's ground, stick to it, not give it up, stand fast, stand firm

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How to say hold on in sign language?

  1. holdon

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How to use hold on in a sentence?

  1. Daniel Webster:

    Hold on, my friends, to the Constitution and to the Republic for which it stands. Miracles do not cluster and what has happened once in 6,000 years, may not happen again. Hold on to the Constitution, for if the American Constitution should fail, there will be anarchy throughout the world.

  2. Jamie Dornan:

    The first series, I did do a couple of things to try to get inside [his mind]. On the tube, which is our underground system- can we get arrested for this? Hold on ... this is a really bad reveal: I, like, followed a woman off the train one day to see what it felt like to pursue someone like that.

  3. President Barack Obama:

    I am mellow sort of guy, that's why I invited Luther, my anger translator to join me here tonight, hold on to your lily white buts.

  4. Drew Barrymore:

    Cut it this has not worked or be Elizabeth Taylor, and I have too many more to go. I never want to be entwined with someone like that again ever. You break up, and you move on. You get divorced, and its just so different. I love that we are trying to hold on to an institution that [started] when the closest person to you for companionship was a three-day horse ride away and your life span was 30 years.

  5. President Trump:

    I like both these gentlemen very much, i respect their countries very much. The relationship is very special. And I said, ‘I will hold on the termination – let’s see if we can make it a fair deal.’.


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