Synonyms of cling to in English:

cling to

(also cling on to)

See UK English definition of cling

phrase

1‘she clung to him, shuddering with emotion’

SYNONYMS
hold on to, clutch, grip, grasp, clasp, attach oneself to, hang on to, hold tightly, clench
embrace, hug, cuddle, entwine oneself around

2‘some politicians clung to the belief that peace could be maintained’

SYNONYMS
adhere to, hold to, stick to, stand by, abide by, remain attached to, remain devoted to, cherish, be loyal to, be faithful to, remain true to, have faith in, swear by
informal stick with
literary cleave to