Synonyms and Antonyms of hold on
1 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state the ancient beliefs still held on in remote mountain villages Synonyms abide, bide, endure, continue, hold up, keep up, last, perdure, persist, remain, run onRelated Words linger, stay, stick around, tarry; carry through, prevail, surviveNear Antonyms abate, die (down), ebb, let up, moderate, subside, waneAntonyms cease, close, conclude, desist, die, discontinue, end, expire, finish, lapse, leave off, pass, quit, stop, terminate, wind up
2 to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something hold on a minute—it's not your turn Synonyms await, bide, wait, stayRelated Words hang around, linger, remain, stick around, tarry; stand by; anticipate, expect, watch (for)
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