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hold

(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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Arazi finally managed to put some pressure on the Rusedski serve in the second game of the second set but the 25-year-old responded well and three booming serves helped him hold serve.
She failed to hold serve throughout a nervous, error-ridden first set and Sanchez-Vicario managed to reply to everything her opponent sent down.
his first break point of the match,but Bjorkman simply waited for the errors to come to hold serve and seal victory.
Trailing 0-40 in the second game, Federermanaged to hold serve en route to winning five straight games.
The important thing is to keep ourselves afloat and hold serve, knowing that these guys aren't months away (from returning),'' Tracy said.
The strategy worked well early for Quinney, who was up a break at 3-1 and would have led 4-1 had he not twice hit the ball out after having the advantage as Young used a pair of aces to hold serve to make it 3-2.
The top seed and defending champion, unbeaten on clay this season, imposed his experience and baseline consistency during a 78-minute encounter in which both players struggled to hold serve.
Playing in overcast conditions, Williams started the match erratically and struggled to hold serve during the first set against a Czech girl she had never played before.
Second seed Williams made several unforced errors when serving at 5-5 to leave Davenport having only to hold serve to take the first set.