Antonyms for hold

grasp, possession:

release, weakness, dispossession.


discharge, set free, liberate, free, dismiss.


disregard, refuse, mistrust, leave, forget.

conduct meeting, function:



let go of.

continue, endure:

give up, go.

have in one's hands, possession; grasp:

exclude, liberate, quit, abandon, untie, aid, forsake, miss, neglect, need, want, unfasten, give, help, reject, allow, halt, let go, offer, free, ignore, cancel, permit, cease, disbelieve, lack, lose, fail, loosen, loose, assist, drop, stop, desert.


dodge, weaken, avoid.

Usage examples for hold

  1. " I'll get hold of Jed Tucker when I get out of here," said Ken. – The Year When Stardust Fell by Raymond F. Jones
  2. Why didn't you hold on to it? – Haste and Waste by Oliver Optic
  3. To have and to hold. – U.S. Copyright Renewals, 1959 January - June by U.S. Copyright Office

Lyrics for hold

  1. YES, write, if you want to, there's nothing like trying; Who knows what a treasure your casket may hold? I'll show you that rhyming's as easy as lying, If you'll listen to me while the art I unfold. – A Familiar Letter by Oliver Wendell Holmes
  2. And shadows grow long and your eyes look so old When there's too many memories for one heart to hold – Too Many Memories by Patty Loveless
  3. Every little hurt you're hiding Every single one you hold Every little tear you're crying Resting in your eyes like gold – Every Little Tear by Paul Janz
  4. All the books I've longed to hold I can ask all the questions, The whys and the wheres As the mysteries of life unfold – This Is One Of Those Moments by Barbra Streisand
  5. It's here for you to cherish and to hold It's light in the dark and warmth in the cold – Change by spark