Synonyms of cling to in English:

cling to

(also cling on to)

See UK English definition of cling


1‘she clung to him, shuddering with emotion’

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’

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