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Synonyms for holding
ˈhoʊl dɪŋ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. retention, keeping, holdingnoun

    the act of retaining something

    Synonyms:
    property, memory, retentiveness, keeping, guardianship, belongings, safekeeping, retentivity, retention

  2. property, belongings, holdingnoun

    something owned; any tangible or intangible possession that is owned by someone

    "that hat is my property"; "he is a man of property";

    Synonyms:
    attribute, prop, retention, keeping, belongings, property, dimension, place

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Editors Contribution

  1. pertaining

    securing a solid, true connection to.

    the customer tried to claim an order as his own wit the wrong order number.

    Submitted by rinat on June 9, 2017  

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. holdingnoun

    Synonyms:
    restraint, retention, checking, continence, tenacity, detention, tenure, incumbency

    Antonyms:
    incontinence, release

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How to use holding in a sentence?

  1. Carl Sandburg:

    There are dreams stronger than death. Men and women die holding these dreams.

  2. Vladislav Seleznyov:

    The city infrastructure is increasingly devastated, ukrainian armed forces are holding their lines of defense and are not going to leave their positions.

  3. Jane Chen and Drue Kataoka:

    On the swaddles and blankets we only have hands of mothers and babies of developing countries. It’s unusual to have fine art on baby products, so when you are holding your baby – holding the most precious thing in the world – you will also be holding the hands, crisscrossing hands with mothers and babies from around the world.

  4. Eddie Johnson:

    We have five districts that are driving the crime in the city, and within those districts, there is a small subset of individuals who are responsible for those crimes. They have multiple arrests for gun offenses and until we start holding these people accountable [ the problem will persist ].

  5. Norman Siegel:

    This case is about liberty and freedom, it's also about accountability, holding even governors accountable for their violations of citizens' constitutional rights.

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