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Related to hold out: hold out hope
hold out(Deliberate on an offer), verb make overtures, offer, place at ones disposal, present, proffer, promittere, propose, put forward, submit, suggest, urge, volunteer
hold out(Resist), verb balk, be unwilling, hold fast, hold one's own, make a resolute stand, not budge, not compromise, not give up, not submit, not weaken, not yield, offer resistance, oppugn, persevere, persist, refuse, refuse consent, remain firm, repel, resistere, stand fast, stand firm, withhold assent, withhold consent, withstand
See also: avow, continue, endure, extend, give, last, offer, persevere, persist, profess, proffer, propose, remain, resist, submit, tender, withhold, withstand