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To not change, or to refuse to change your opinion - synonyms or related words

hold to

to continue having a particular belief or standard

remain

verb

to have a particular attitude, opinion, or belief and not change it

have the courage of your (own) convictions

to continue to say or do what you think is right, even when other people think you are wrong

not budge

to refuse to change your opinion or decision about something

hold fast to something

to refuse to stop believing in something

stand/hold your ground

to refuse to change your opinions, beliefs, or decisions despite pressure to change them

harden

verb

if you harden your attitude, or if it hardens, you refuse to change it

cleave to

literary

to keep believing an idea or following a tradition

not give/budge an inch

to completely refuse to change your opinion or decision

hold out for

to not accept an offer because you want a better one

ruburb

an area in the countryside where there are both housing developments and farms, and many people travel to work in nearby cities

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a company that pays its employees to write online comments in favour or against somebody or something posing as ordinary Internet users

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