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Synonyms for hold out

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forth(verb)

    thrust or extend out

    "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"

    Synonyms:
    withstand, bother, crane, bring out, anaesthetise, widen, douse, release, run, put under, hold up, lead, continue, live, poke out, anaesthetize, publish, extend, stand firm, protract, anesthetize, stretch out, draw out, offer, put out, cover, last, incommode, carry, disoblige, go, trouble, discommode, stretch, stretch forth, pass, resist, reach out, retire, unfold, exsert, smother, gallop, live on, expand, endure, anesthetise, issue, prolong, strain, wear, survive, inconvenience, broaden

  2. resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm(verb)

    stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

    Synonyms:
    live, exsert, reject, hold firm, stand pat, stand, last, refuse, stretch forth, wear, hold up, fend, withstand, stand fast, hold, balk, live on, dissent, put out, stretch out, extend, jib, go, endure, stand firm, defy, baulk, survive, protest, resist

  3. wear, hold out, endure(verb)

    last and be usable

    "This dress wore well for almost ten years"

    Synonyms:
    wear thin, digest, weather, abide, tolerate, support, prevail, run, put up, tire, don, put on, endure, wear out, live, extend, stick out, have on, last, assume, stand firm, stretch out, put out, break, fall apart, jade, brave, tire out, wear upon, go, get into, bust, hold up, brave out, die hard, stretch forth, wear off, resist, outwear, brook, exsert, withstand, persist, suffer, wear down, stand, weary, stomach, fatigue, live on, survive, fag out, wear, bear

  4. hold out(verb)

    wait uncompromisingly for something desirable

    "He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses"

    Synonyms:
    go, exsert, last, resist, live, hold up, withstand, live on, stretch out, put out, extend, wear, endure, stand firm, survive, stretch forth

  5. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out(verb)

    continue to live through hardship or adversity

    "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"

    Synonyms:
    subsist, perish, give way, run, endure, lead, experience, give out, conk out, operate, travel, hold, function, die, sustain, stretch forth, last, go away, weather, prevail, go, brave out, rifle, defy, persist, run low, stick up, plump, digest, stomach, hold water, break, pass away, drop dead, withstand, stretch out, tolerate, abide, blend in, run short, get going, locomote, pull through, be, come through, live, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, blend, stick out, brook, stand up, bear, fit, suffer, pull round, outlast, populate, inhabit, belong, dwell, give-up the ghost, go bad, survive, get, stand, expire, become, exist, live on, croak, move, choke, pop off, sound, make it, wear, extend, start, depart, decease, outlive, pass, proceed, break down, exit, conk, fail, buy the farm, detain, hold up, put out, know, brave, put up, exsert, snuff it, resist, support, die hard, stand firm, work, delay

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hold out

    Synonyms:
    (Active.) offer, propose, hold forth

  2. hold out

    Synonyms:
    (Neuter.) last, endure, continue

  3. hold out

    Synonyms:
    (neuter.) not yield, not be subdued

How to use hold out in a sentence?

  1. Henry Drummond:

    Instead of pointing a finger, we should hold out our hand.

  2. Jenn Thalasinos:

    The waiting was excruciating because you're trying to hold out hope.

  3. Cometan:

    Hold out your hand and shake the hand of your opponents just as sincerely as your supporters.

  4. George-Louis Leclerc de Buffon:

    Never think that God's delays are God's denials. Hold on hold fast hold out. Patience is genius.

  5. Arizona Republican Rep. Matt Salmon:

    If this dies, we may not get another shot at this, are you going to hold out and probably get nothing?


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