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English definition of “hold”

hold

verb [T] (BELIEVE)   /hoʊld/ (past tense and past participle held  /held/)
to believe an idea or opinion to be correct, or to state that something is true: He holds unpopular views on many subjects. I hold him responsible for the damage to my car. [+ that clause] Murphy’s law holds that if anything can go wrong, it probably will.
(Definition of hold verb (BELIEVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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