Synonyms and Antonyms of holds on to
to keep in one's mind or heart
- She still holds on to that feeling.
cultivates, fosters, nurtures, supports, sustains
carries, keeps, maintains, preserves, remembers, retains, treasures
cleaves (to), clings (to), hugs, sticks (to)
broods (about or over), fixates (on or upon), obsesses (about or over)
disregards, drops, forgets, ignores, neglects, overlooks
abjures, declines, denies, disdains, refuses, rejects, repudiates, scorns
abandons, deserts, discards, forsakes, gives up, parts (with), quits, renounces, throws out
to have or keep in one's hands
- I can hold on to your grocery bags while you open the door.
bags, captures, catches, collars, corrals, grabs, grapples, hooks, lands, latches (on or onto), nabs, nails, seizes, snaps (up), snares, snatches, takes, traps
feels, fingers, handles, paws
clasps, embraces, grasps, hugs
drops, gives, hands, unclasps, unhands
cedes, delivers, gives up, hands out, hands over, releases, relinquishes, renders, turns over, yields
to continue to have in one's possession or power
- He's trying to hold on to his position as chairman.
conserves, guards, preserves, protects, saves
boasts, enjoys, has, owns, possesses
commands, controls, detains, directs, manages, rules
cherishes, clings (to), hugs, treasures