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(Decide), verb abjudge, abjudicate, ascertain, come to a conclusion, conclude, decide legally, decree, find, fix, judge, make a decision, pass judgment, propound, resolve, rule, settle

hold

(Possess), verb assume authority, assume command, be accorded, be heir to, be in possession of, be masser of, be offered, be possessed of, be proffered, be vouchhafed, bear the responsibility of, care for, cling to, collect, command, conserve, control, devolve upon, direct, exercise direction over, fill a post, gather, get control, get possession of, grasp, habere, have, have a firm grip on, have a title to, have absolute disposal of, have as property, have by inheritance, have by tenure, have claim upon, have in hand, have in one's possession, have inherited, have rights to, have the care of, have the charge of, have the direction of, have title to, have under control, hold fast, hold in one's grasp, impropriate, inherit, keep, keep as one's own, keep for, keep in hand, keep in readiness, keep in reserve, keep on, keep prepared, lay aside, lay away, not dispose of, not part with, occupy, own, possidere, preserve, receive, retain, save, secure, set apart, set aside, take authorrty, take command, take over, tenere, wield restraint over
Associated concepts: adverse holding, hold in due course, hostile holding
See also: accommodate, adjudge, advantage, apprehend, arrest, chamber, claim, comprise, conclude, confine, conserve, consist, constrain, contain, contend, decide, deem, delay, depository, desist, detain, determine, dominance, dominion, embrace, encompass, engross, find, grapple, halt, handcuff, immerse, immure, imprison, include, influence, judge, keep, lock, maintain, moratorium, obtain, occupy, opine, own, possess, power, primacy, remain, reserve, restrain, retain, retention, rule, save, seisin, sentence, shelter, stay, stop, store, suspect, think, withhold

TO HOLD. These words are now used in a deed to express by what tenure the grantee is to have the land. The clause which commences with these words is called the tenendum. Vide Habendum; Tenendum.
     2. To hold, also means to decide, to adjudge, to decree; as, the court in that case held that the husband was not liable for the contract of the wife, made without his express or implied authority.
     3. It also signifies to bind under a contract, as the obligor is held and firmly bound. In the constitution of the United States, it is provided, that no person held to service or labor in one state under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on the claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due. Art. 4, sec. 3, Sec. 3; 2 Serg. & R. 306; 3 Id. 4; 5 Id. 52; 1 Wash. C. C. R. 500; 2 Pick. 11; 16 Pet. 539, 674.

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Malisse held serve for the last time, before falling to a 6-3 scoreline in the fourth.
Murray still looked to be struggling as the third set begun, but he battled through another lengthy fight as both players held serve to force another tiebreaker.
He held serve for a 6-3 win over Young to earn the straight-set victory.
Murray held serve in the sixth game, avoiding his first 6-0 lost set since dropping one against France's Gael Monfils in 2010 at Toronto, and swatted a forehand winner to break Ferrer and pull within 5-2.
Murray held serve in the fourth game, but after his drop shot was telegraphed by Gasquet at 30-40 in the fifth, he plummeted to an early 4-1 deficit.
Djokovic continued to wobble at the start of the second set, and Murray held serve in the next to take a 3-0 lead, before his Serbian opponent finally stopped the rot.
The 28-year-old hurried through his next service game and, although Murray then held serve, it merely delayed the inevitable as another hold to love, finished off by an ace, saw Nalbandian take the set 6-2.
Murray had just held serve to lead 2-1 in the opening set when play was suspended.
Murray held serve easily enough early on as both men tested each other but a couple of loose points from the Scot handed Ferrer a 4-2 lead.
Murray held serve to make it 3-3, but then took the first break of the second set at the first opportunity to move 4-3 up.
Cilic looked in control with a 4-1 lead in the second set but Melzer held serve and Cilic started making errors on a windy afternoon.
Al Janahi broke Linge at 4-4 and then held serve to win the first set.