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verb as in support

verb as in have a capacity for

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verb as in conduct meeting, function

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The second lesson is that no one writing before the twentieth century holds a key to our problems.

Eventually, Weirich had to kick out her jacuzzi and plants from her sunroom, where she now holds court.

Whatever the future holds for Africa, optimism certainly abounds.

Israel commonly holds people suspected of threatening national security for long periods without access to legal counsel.

He holds them on his belly and looks at them with a magnifying glass, studying possible escape routes.

The player to his right holds eight, the player to his left has only six—the right side wins, the left side loses.

His nature was bold and fitted to command, and to him is due, in a large degree, the proud position the Midland holds to-day.

He holds them with the air of a gentleman, comfortable and at ease in all respects, mentally and bodily.

We have worked this out for all classes of tone—string, flute and diapason—and the law holds good in every instance.

Dey's squar little towels what you holds in yer lap to wipe yer fingers on when you've done eatin'.


On this page you'll find 279 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to holds, such as: grip, influence, dominance, control, pull, and occupancy.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.