Synonyms and Antonyms of hold on to
to keep in one's mind or heart
- She still holds on to that feeling.
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
- I can hold on to your grocery bags while you open the door.
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 continue to have in one's possession or power
- He's trying to hold on to his position as chairman.
conserve, guard, preserve, protect, save
boast, enjoy, have, own, possess
command, control, detain, direct, manage, rule
cherish, cling (to), hug, treasure