Synonyms and Antonyms of hang on to
to continue to have in one's possession or power
- You can hang on to that necklace if you like.
conserve, guard, preserve, protect, save
boast, enjoy, have, own, possess
command, control, detain, direct, manage, rule
cherish, cling (to), hug, treasure
to keep in one's mind or heart
- She hangs on to memories of her traveling days.
cultivate, foster, nurture, support, sustain
carry, keep, maintain, preserve, remember, retain, treasure
cleave (to), cling (to), hug, stick (to)
brood (about or over), fixate (on or upon), obsess (about or over)
disregard, drop, forget, ignore, neglect, overlook
abjure, decline, deny, disdain, refuse, reject, repudiate, scorn
abandon, desert, discard, forsake, give up, part (with), quit, renounce, throw out
to have or keep in one's hands
- Can you hang on to my purse while I use the bathroom?
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
drop, give, hand, unclasp, unhand
cede, deliver, give up, hand out, hand over, release, relinquish, render, turn over, yield
to reach for and take hold of by embracing with the fingers or arms
- Hang on to this rope for support.
discharge, drop, free, liberate, release
deliver, entrust (also intrust), give, hand, hand over, pass, relinquish, transfer, transmit, turn over, unhand