Synonyms and Antonyms of held on to
to keep in one's mind or heart
- She still holds on to that feeling.
cultivated, fostered, nurtured, supported, sustained
carried, kept, maintained, preserved, remembered, retained, treasured
cleaved (to), clung (to), hugged, stuck (to)
brooded (about or over), fixated (on or upon), obsessed (about or over)
disregarded, dropped, forgot, ignored, neglected, overlooked
abjured, declined, denied, disdained, refused, rejected, repudiated, scorned
abandoned, deserted, discarded, forsook, gave up, parted (with), quit (also quitted), renounced, threw out
to have or keep in one's hands
- I can hold on to your grocery bags while you open the door.
bagged, captured, caught, collared, corralled, grabbed, grappled, hooked, landed, latched (on or onto), nabbed, nailed, seized, snapped (up), snared, snatched, took, trapped
felt, fingered, handled, pawed
clasped, embraced, grasped, hugged
dropped, gave, handed, unclasped, unhanded
ceded, delivered, gave up, handed out, handed over, released, relinquished, rendered, turned over, yielded
to continue to have in one's possession or power
- He's trying to hold on to his position as chairman.
conserved, guarded, preserved, protected, saved
boasted, enjoyed, had, owned, possessed
commanded, controlled, detained, directed, managed, ruled
cherished, clung (to), hugged, treasured