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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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The Federer of old would have mercilessly pounced on such an opening, but the Federer of today has apparently abandoned his killer instinct, and Malisse held serve comfortably following three straight points.
Frustration Nadal held serve to close out the match and set up a last-four meeting with either compatriot Feliciano Lopez or Ivan Dodig of Croatia.
Simon had chances to hold serve but was broken again in the sixth game, although he reduced the deficit to 5-2 with a forehand which was too hot for Murray, then held serve.
He then changed his shirt, an encouraging statement of his intent to continue, and held serve with the aid of his 16th ace.
Soderling held serve for 4-1 but Federer, who had never lost to Soderling in nine previous matches, kept up the pressure and clinched the first set on the Swede's serve with a crosscourt passing shot.
Roddick held serve at the start of the second set but Murray broke again in the third and fifth games to put the result comprehensively beyond doubt.
A nervous start from Ivanovic saw Hantuchova claim a break in her opening service game before the 24-year-old held serve and broke again to take a 3-0 lead.
A second held serve put Murray three games behind but a fine comeback from the British number one was in the offing.
Mirnyi held serve to pull a game back before Murray served out the match to win inside 52 minutes.
Each player held serve through the first set, and Querrey pulled out the tiebreaker to put a scare into Nadal.
1 broke Ginepri twice in the last two sets and held serve to advance to his 21st consecutive final.
Once Safin had held serve in a tight first game, he was in complete control.