abstain (v)

to hold back from an activity by choice; to hold back from voting

contain (v)

to hold; to have within

detain (v)

to hold back; to delay; to keep from proceeding

detention (n)

a period of time in which someone is held back; a form of punishment by holding someone after school hours

extend (v)

to hold out; to unbend; to stretch or spread out; to offer

patent (n)

legal ownership of an invention held by the creator; exclusive right or ownership

retainer (n)

something that holds something else in; a device that holds something in

tenant (n)

a holder of land rights; a person who holds the right to live in a residence; an occupant

tendon (n)

a band of tough fibrous tissue that holds a muscle to a bone

tentative (adj)

holding back on the final decision; uncertain; hesitant; not fully agreed upon

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