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English definition of “hold”

hold

verb [T not continuous] (BELIEVE)    /həʊld/ US  /hoʊld/ (held, held)
to believe an idea or opinion : [+ to infinitive] Small amounts of alcohol are held to be good for the heart . You sold it to me, so if it breaks I'll hold you responsible (= make you take responsibility ).Believing
(Definition of hold verb (BELIEVE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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