Synonyms and Antonyms of cling
1 to give steadfast support to continued to cling to the old ideas of child rearing long after they had gone out of fashion Synonyms of cling to adhere (to), hew (to), keep (to), stand by, stick (to or with)Words Related to cling to cleave (to); advocate, back, champion, confirm, defend, endorse (also indorse), espouse, support, uphold; accept, adopt, cherish, cultivate, embrace, follow, foster, heed; backstop, bolster, boost, buttress, enforce, reinforce (also reenforce)Near Antonyms of cling to abandon, abnegate, desert, forsake, give up, relinquish, spurn, surrender; abjure, recall, recant, reconsider, renege, renounce, retract, revoke, take back, unsay, withdraw; controvert, disagree (with), disprove, dispute, rebut, refute; contradict, deny, disavow, disclaim, disown, gainsay, negate, negative, repudiate; back down, back off, backtrackAntonyms of cling to defect (from)
2 to have or keep in one's hands clung to a pole in the subway car to keep from falling as it lurched along Synonyms of cling to clench, hold (to), clutch, gripWords Related to cling to bear, carry; bag, capture, catch, collar, corral, grab, grapple, hook, land, latch (on or onto), nab, nail, seize, snap (up), snare, snatch, take, trap; feel, finger, handle, paw; clasp, embrace, grasp, hug; cradleNear Antonyms of cling to drop, give, hand, unclasp, unhand; cede, deliver, give up, hand out, hand over, release, relinquish, render, turn over, yield
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