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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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ONE of our selection of Prime Ministers was holding forth the other day, on the subject of changing the clocks backwards and forwards in Spring and Autumn.
You find that there is an idiot beyond words, an idiot who knows nothing about music who has a kind of mild enthusiasm about music, holding forth and telling us what he doesn't know during the interval" Art critic Brian Sewell criticising the choice of TV gardener Alan Titchmarsh to anchor the BBC's coverage of the Proms "The myth-making ranges from the misleading to the mendacious to the downright ludicrous" Former Health Minister Lord Darzi and Tom Kibasi, an honorary lecturer at Imperial College London, attack "bizarre allegations" about the NHS in the US "People use the word 'diva' to imply a female star who behaves badly.
HEATHER MILLS, estranged wife of Paul McCartney, has been in every paper and TV channel holding forth on how she is a wronged woman, describing herself as a "dormant volcano about to explode", mouth wide open, nostrils flared and pupils dilated.
Therefore, holding forth that our "unity" must be upheld is simply an illusion that we have created for ourselves.
a fellow Texan, 20 years older than I, who practically reinvented the profession of "concert pianist," holding forth in the state's capital (and home to the University of Texas at Austin, another alma mater of mine) on his life in music.
Holding forth on the social life of flies or the idea of parliament in Machiavelli, these scholarly presentations signaled a will to govern in cognizance of the social and political sciences through an open interdisciplinarity between scholars and politicians.
Travel in time during the first week in May and experience life in the post office during the 1940s with Mrs Griffiths behind the counter holding forth on village life on the home front in rural west Wales.
A male song sparrow holding forth can be heard several territories away.
The new team members, along with veterans Dirk Belmans and Peter Lammertyn will be holding forth in Hall 6, Aisle A, Stand 042.
The resulting footage of Dominique holding forth on all things Haitian--from personal experience, history, and politics to Haitian identity, media, and cinema--forms the core of The Agronomist's occasionally meandering, but ever-deepening narrative.
Copeland, a passionate woodsman who works with the hotel, was leading a handful of guests on an introductory walk one morning, holding forth on topics no more weighty than hummingbirds, coast redwoods, gray whales, fragrant sage and, of course, mushrooms.
Various industry types are due to be put in the picture, the Fly understands, though he is not sure whether committee chairman Peter Savill will be holding forth.