Synonyms for (verb) hold on

Synonyms: hold on, hang in, hang on, persevere, persist

Definition: be persistent, refuse to stop

Usage: he persisted to call me every night; The child persisted and kept asking questions

Similar words: preserve, uphold, carry on, bear on, continue

Definition: keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

Usage: preserve the peace in the family; continue the family tradition; Carry on the old traditions


Synonyms: hold on, stop

Definition: stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments

Usage: Hold on a moment!

Similar words: break, interrupt

Definition: terminate

Usage: She interrupted her pregnancy; break a lucky streak; break the cycle of poverty


Synonyms: hold on, hold the line, hang on

Definition: hold the phone line open

Usage: Please hang on while I get your folder

Similar words: expect, wait, look, await

Definition: look forward to the probable occurrence of

Usage: We were expecting a visit from our relatives; She is looking to a promotion; he is waiting to be drafted


Synonyms: grasp, hold on

Definition: hold firmly

Similar words: take hold, hold

Definition: have or hold in one's hands or grip

Usage: Hold this bowl for a moment, please; A crazy idea took hold of him


Synonyms: hold on, keep

Definition: retain possession of

Usage: Can I keep my old stuffed animals?; She kept her maiden name after she married

Similar words: hold, have, have got

Definition: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

Usage: She has $1,000 in the bank; He has got two beautiful daughters; She holds a Master's degree from Harvard