Synonyms and Antonyms of holding on to
to keep in one's mind or heart
- She still holds on to that feeling.
cultivating, fostering, nurturing, supporting, sustaining
carrying, keeping, maintaining, preserving, remembering, retaining, treasuring
cleaving (to), clinging (to), hugging, sticking (to)
brooding (about or over), fixating (on or upon), obsessing (about or over)
disregarding, dropping, forgetting, ignoring, neglecting, overlooking
abjuring, declining, denying, disdaining, refusing, rejecting, repudiating, scorning
abandoning, deserting, discarding, forsaking, giving up, parting (with), quitting, renouncing, throwing out
to have or keep in one's hands
- I can hold on to your grocery bags while you open the door.
bagging, capturing, catching, collaring, corralling, grabbing, grappling, hooking, landing, latching (on or onto), nabbing, nailing, seizing, snapping (up), snaring, snatching, taking, trapping
feeling, fingering, handling, pawing
clasping, embracing, grasping, hugging
dropping, giving, handing, unclasping, unhanding
ceding, delivering, giving up, handing out, handing over, releasing, relinquishing, rendering, turning over, yielding
to continue to have in one's possession or power
- He's trying to hold on to his position as chairman.
conserving, guarding, preserving, protecting, saving
boasting, enjoying, having, owning, possessing
commanding, controlling, detaining, directing, managing, ruling
cherishing, clinging (to), hugging, treasuring