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hold
n. a stronghold
keep, hold
n. a cell in a jail or prison
hold
n. power by which something or someone is affected or dominated; "he has a hold over them"
hold, grasp, appreciation
n. understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices"
custody, hold, detainment, detention
n. a state of being confined (usually for a short time); "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police"
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hold
v. remain committed to; "I hold to these ideas"
hold
v. aim, point, or direct; "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames"
hold, adjudge, declare
v. declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent"
obligate, hold, bind, oblige
v. bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise"
hold, guard, defend
v. protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks"
hold
v. keep from exhaling or expelling; "hold your breath"
hold up, sustain, support, hold
v. be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
bear, hold, carry
v. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
hold
v. take and maintain control over, often by violent means; "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
nurse, entertain, hold, harbour, harbor
v. maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment"
have got, hold, have
v. have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
hold back, keep back, hold, retain
v. secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
book, hold, reserve
v. arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's"
hold, bear
v. have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade"
bear, carry, hold
v. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
obtain, hold, prevail
v. be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds"
go for, hold, apply
v. be pertinent or relevant or applicable; "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone"
hold, maintain, keep
v. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
hold
v. stop dealing with; "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"
contain, carry, bear, hold
v. contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
hold up, hold, withstand, defy
v. resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held"
accommodate, hold
v. have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
hold, take, contain
v. be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon"
hold
v. the act of holding the opponents; a minor penalty is imposed for it
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noesis, knowledge, cognition
n. the psychological result of perception and learning and reasoning
crenellation, crenelation
n. the action of constructing ramparts with gaps for firing guns or arrows
defensive structure, defence, defense
n. a structure used to defend against attack; "the artillery battered down the defenses"
wall, bulwark, rampart
n. an embankment built around a space for defensive purposes; "they stormed the ramparts of the city"; "they blew the trumpet and the walls came tumbling down"
bastion
n. projecting part of a rampart or other fortification
stand
n. tiered seats consisting of a structure (often made of wood) where people can sit to watch an event (game or parade)
cognisance, knowingness, cognizance, consciousness, awareness
n. having knowledge of; "he had no awareness of his mistakes"; "his sudden consciousness of the problem he faced"; "their intelligence and general knowingness was impressive"
perception
n. knowledge gained by perceiving; "a man admired for the depth of his perception"
ken, cognizance
n. range of what one can know or understand; "beyond my ken"
stoppage, stop, stay, hitch, halt, check, arrest
n. the state of inactivity following an interruption; "the negotiations were in arrest"; "held them in check"; "during the halt he got some lunch"; "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"; "he spent the entire stop in his seat"
expect
v. look forward to the birth of a child; "She is expecting in March"
expect
v. look forward to the birth of a child; "She is expecting in March"
expect
v. look forward to the birth of a child; "She is expecting in March"
renew, regenerate
v. reestablish on a new, usually improved, basis or make new or like new; "We renewed our friendship after a hiatus of twenty years"; "They renewed their membership"
go along, persist in, go on, continue
v. keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
hold on, hang on, hang in, persist, persevere
v. be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
occupy, engage, engross, absorb
v. consume all of one's attention or time; "Her interest in butterflies absorbs her completely"
affirm, support, substantiate, sustain, corroborate, confirm
v. establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"
tolerate
v. have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition; "The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him"
tolerate
v. have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition; "The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him"
tolerate
v. have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition; "The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him"
tolerate
v. have a tolerance for a poison or strong drug or pathogen or environmental condition; "The patient does not tolerate the anti-inflammatory drugs we gave him"
pass judgment, judge, evaluate
v. form a critical opinion of; "I cannot judge some works of modern art"; "How do you evaluate this grant proposal?" "We shouldn't pass judgment on other people"
count
v. include as if by counting; "I can count my colleagues in the opposition"
set aside, reserve, earmark, appropriate, allow
v. give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
set aside, reserve, earmark, appropriate, allow
v. give or assign a resource to a particular person or cause; "I will earmark this money for your research"; "She sets aside time for meditation every day"
confess, profess, concede
v. admit (to a wrongdoing); "She confessed that she had taken the money"
confess
v. confess to God in the presence of a priest, as in the Catholic faith
take a firm stand, insist
v. be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge; "I must insist!"
fink, squeal, confess
v. confess to a punishable or reprehensible deed, usually under pressure
glory
v. rejoice proudly
chirk up, cheer up, cheer
v. become cheerful
fend for, support, defend
v. argue or speak in defense of; "She supported the motion to strike"
maintain, uphold
v. support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
find, rule
v. decide on and make a declaration about; "find someone guilty"
asseverate, maintain, assert
v. state categorically
defend, maintain
v. state or assert; "He maintained his innocence"
convey
v. transmit a title or property
convey
v. transmit a title or property
convey
v. transmit a title or property
contend, vie, compete
v. compete for something; engage in a contest; measure oneself against others
fight down, fight back, defend, oppose, fight
v. fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!"
occupy, invade
v. march aggressively into another's territory by military force for the purposes of conquest and occupation; "Hitler invaded Poland on September 1, 1939"
defend
v. be on the defensive; act against an attack
protect
v. shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain"
tackle
v. seize and throw down an opponent player, who usually carries the ball
spare
v. use frugally or carefully
maintain, keep, sustain
v. supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
sustain, nurture, nourish
v. provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
sustain, nurture, nourish
v. provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
get hold of, seize, clutch
v. affect; "Fear seized the prisoners"; "The patient was seized with unbearable pains"; "He was seized with a dreadful disease"
hold on, grasp
v. hold firmly
hold up, sustain, support, hold
v. be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
bolster
v. prop up with a pillow or bolster
cohere
v. have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results; "the principles by which societies cohere"
cohere
v. have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results; "the principles by which societies cohere"
cohere
v. have internal elements or parts logically connected so that aesthetic consistency results; "the principles by which societies cohere"
straiten
v. squeeze together
stick
v. fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
stick
v. fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; "stick the corner of the sheet under the mattress"
fetch
v. take away or remove; "The devil will fetch you!"
fetch
v. take away or remove; "The devil will fetch you!"
fetch
v. take away or remove; "The devil will fetch you!"
bring, take
v. take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
bring, take
v. take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
bring, take
v. take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
carry
v. transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication; "put down 5 and carry 2"
carry
v. transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication; "put down 5 and carry 2"
carry
v. transfer (a number, cipher, or remainder) to the next column or unit's place before or after, in addition or multiplication; "put down 5 and carry 2"
stack up, heap up, pile up
v. arrange into piles or stacks; "She piled up her books in my living room"
run, go, operate, work, function
v. perform as expected when applied; "The washing machine won't go unless it's plugged in"; "Does this old car still run well?"; "This old radio doesn't work anymore"
tear
v. to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"
tear
v. to separate or be separated by force; "planks were in danger of being torn from the crossbars"
bear, hold, carry
v. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
bear, hold, carry
v. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
poise
v. cause to be balanced or suspended
hold
v. take and maintain control over, often by violent means; "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
hold
v. take and maintain control over, often by violent means; "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
gladden
v. become glad or happy
jump for joy, be on cloud nine, walk on air, exult
v. feel extreme happiness or elation
please
v. give satisfaction; "The waiters around her aim to please"
embolden, recreate, hearten, cheer
v. give encouragement to
triumph, rejoice, wallow
v. be ecstatic with joy
locomote, move, go, travel
v. change location; move, travel, or proceed, also metaphorically; "How fast does your new car go?"; "We travelled from Rome to Naples by bus"; "The policemen went from door to door looking for the suspect"; "The soldiers moved towards the city in an attempt to take it before night fell"; "news travelled fast"
follow
v. to travel behind, go after, come after; "The ducklings followed their mother around the pond"; "Please follow the guide through the museum"
congregate
v. come together, usually for a purpose; "The crowds congregated in front of the Vatican on Christmas Eve"
escort
v. accompany as an escort; "She asked her older brother to escort her to the ball"
take, convey, bring
v. take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
take, convey, bring
v. take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
take, convey, bring
v. take something or somebody with oneself somewhere; "Bring me the box from the other room"; "Take these letters to the boss"; "This brings me to the main point"
channel, carry, convey, transmit, conduct, impart
v. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
channel, carry, convey, transmit, conduct, impart
v. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
channel, carry, convey, transmit, conduct, impart
v. transmit or serve as the medium for transmission; "Sound carries well over water"; "The airwaves carry the sound"; "Many metals conduct heat"
turn
v. move around an axis or a center; "The wheels are turning"
endure, suffer
v. undergo or be subjected to; "He suffered the penalty"; "Many saints suffered martyrdom"
meet, suffer
v. undergo or suffer; "meet a violent death"; "suffer a terrible fate"
have got, hold, have
v. have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
have got, hold, have
v. have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
have got, hold, have
v. have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
have got, hold, have
v. have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"
possess, have, own
v. have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"
possess, have, own
v. have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"
possess, have, own
v. have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"
possess, have, own
v. have ownership or possession of; "He owns three houses in Florida"; "How many cars does she have?"
recoup, deduct, withhold
v. retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments; "My employer is withholding taxes"
support
v. support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
support
v. support materially or financially; "he does not support his natural children"; "The scholarship supported me when I was in college"
transfer
v. move from one place to another; "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital"
transfer
v. move from one place to another; "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital"
transfer
v. move from one place to another; "transfer the data"; "transmit the news"; "transfer the patient to another hospital"
save
v. spend less; buy at a reduced price
sequester
v. requisition forcibly, as of enemy property; "the estate was sequestered"
hold back, keep back, hold, retain
v. secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
book, hold, reserve
v. arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's"
carry
v. have or possess something abstract; "I carry her image in my mind's eye"; "I will carry the secret to my grave"; "I carry these thoughts in the back of my head"; "I carry a lot of life insurance"
pile up, roll up, hoard, compile, amass, accumulate, collect
v. get or gather together; "I am accumulating evidence for the man's unfaithfulness to his wife"; "She is amassing a lot of data for her thesis"; "She rolled up a small fortune"
bank, deposit
v. put into a bank account; "She deposits her paycheck every month"
afford, give, yield
v. be the cause or source of; "He gave me a lot of trouble"; "Our meeting afforded much interesting information"
dispense with, part with, give up, spare
v. give up what is not strictly needed; "he asked if they could spare one of their horses to speed his journey"
harbour, harbor
v. keep in one's possession; of animals
assert, insist
v. assert to be true; "The letter asserts a free society"
pay for, invite
v. have as a guest; "I invited them to a restaurant"
push
v. sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs); "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
struggle
v. to exert strenuous effort against opposition; "he struggled to get free from the rope"
labour, labor
v. undergo the efforts of childbirth
organise, organize
v. cause to be structured or ordered or operating according to some principle or idea
take care, mind
v. be in charge of or deal with; "She takes care of all the necessary arrangements"
chairman, chair
v. act or preside as chair, as of an academic department in a university; "She chaired the department for many years"
manage, superintend, supervise, oversee
v. watch and direct; "Who is overseeing this project?"
preside
v. act as president; "preside over companies and corporations"
plunk for, plump for, indorse, support, endorse, back
v. be behind; approve of; "He plumped for the Labor Party"; "I backed Kennedy in 1960"
police, patrol
v. maintain the security of by carrying out a patrol
put away, gaol, put behind bars, immure, remand, jug, jail, lag, incarcerate, imprison
v. lock up or confine, in or as in a jail; "The suspects were imprisoned without trial"; "the murderer was incarcerated for the rest of his life"
imprison
v. confine as if in a prison; "His daughters are virtually imprisoned in their own house; he does not let them go out without a chaperone"
force, pressure, squeeze, hale, coerce
v. to cause to do through pressure or necessity, by physical, moral or intellectual means :"She forced him to take a job in the city"; "He squeezed her for information"
bear, carry, hold
v. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
bear, carry, hold
v. support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
act, work
v. have an effect or outcome; often the one desired or expected; "The voting process doesn't work as well as people thought"; "How does your idea work in practice?"; "This method doesn't work"; "The breaks of my new car act quickly"; "The medicine works only if you take it with a lot of water"
strive, endeavour, endeavor
v. attempt by employing effort; "we endeavor to make our customers happy"
help
v. contribute to the furtherance of; "This money will help the development of literacy in developing countries"
back up, support
v. give moral or psychological support, aid, or courage to; "She supported him during the illness"; "Her children always backed her up"
deal
v. behave in a certain way towards others; "He deals fairly with his employees"
cope with, match, meet
v. satisfy or fulfill; "meet a need"; "this job doesn't match my dreams"
stand
v. be in some specified state or condition; "I stand corrected"
live
v. lead a certain kind of life; live in a certain style; "we had to live frugally after the war"
feature, have
v. have as a feature; "This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"
possess
v. have as an attribute, knowledge, or skill; "he possesses great knowledge about the Middle East"
die hard, endure, run, persist, prevail
v. continue to exist; "These stories die hard"; "The legend of Elvis endures"
shelter
v. invest (money) so that it is not taxable
shelter
v. invest (money) so that it is not taxable
cooccur, co-occur, coincide
v. go with, fall together
hold, maintain, keep
v. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
hold, maintain, keep
v. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
hold, maintain, keep
v. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
contain, carry, bear, hold
v. contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
contain, carry, bear, hold
v. contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
fit, accommodate, suit
v. be agreeable or acceptable to; "This suits my needs"
refuse, reject, resist
v. resist immunologically the introduction of some foreign tissue or organ; "His body rejected the liver of the donor"
antecede, antedate, forgo, forego, precede, predate
v. be earlier in time; go back further; "Stone tools precede bronze tools"
carry
v. have on the surface or on the skin; "carry scars"
carry
v. have on the surface or on the skin; "carry scars"
carry
v. have on the surface or on the skin; "carry scars"
comply with, accede to, adhere to
v. be compatible or in accordance with
forbear, refrain
v. resist doing something; "He refrained from hitting him back"; "she could not forbear weeping"
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read, take
v. interpret something in a certain way; convey a particular meaning or impression; "I read this address as a satire"; "How should I take this message?"; "You can't take credit for this!"
stand firm, hold out, withstand, resist
v. stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
avoid
v. refrain from doing something; "She refrains from calling her therapist too often"; "He should avoid publishing his wife's memories"
shelve
v. place on a shelf; "shelve books"
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release, free, unfreeze, unblock
v. make (assets) available; "release the holdings in the dictator's bank account"
resile, retract, forswear, recant, abjure
v. formally reject or disavow a formerly held belief, usually under pressure; "He retracted his earlier statements about his religion"; "She abjured her beliefs"
deny
v. refuse to recognize or acknowledge; "Peter denied Jesus"
disavow
v. refuse to acknowledge; disclaim knowledge of; responsibility for, or association with; "Her husband disavowed her after 30 years of marriage and six children"
drop
v. let fall to the ground; "Don't drop the dishes"
relinquish, quit, renounce, foreswear
v. turn away from; give up; "I am foreswearing women forever"
lose
v. fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense; "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat"
lose
v. fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense; "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat"
lose
v. fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense; "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat"
practice, commit
v. engage in or perform; "practice safe sex"; "commit a random act of kindness"
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