have, hold


  • entertain

    When you entertain someone, you please or delight them by doing something that interests them, such as singing or acting.

  • retain

    When you retain something, you keep it or have it for a long time.

  • contain

    When a box or jar contains something, such as food, it holds or keeps it inside.

  • abstain

    refrain from voting

  • biocontainment

    the action of isolating hazardous biological materials in a secure place

  • container

    any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)

  • containment

    a policy of creating strategic alliances in order to check the expansion of a hostile power or ideology or to force it to negotiate peacefully

  • detain

    deprive of freedom

  • detainee

    some held in custody

  • entertainer

    One who entertains; a host.

  • entertainment

    an activity that is diverting and that holds the attention

  • maintain

    keep in a certain state, position, or activity

  • maintainable

    capable of being maintained

  • obtain

    receive a specified treatment (abstract)

  • obtainable

    capable of being obtained

  • pertain

    be relevant to

  • pertaining

    of or relating to

  • retainer

    One who, or that which, retains.

  • sustainability

    the property of being sustainable

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