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Hi,

(1) I cannot think of anything but "to take a caller off hold".

Does this expression, "to take a caller off hold" (or, in general, "to take sb off hold") make sense to you?

Are there other ways to express the opposite of "to put sb on hold"?

(2) Can I say "to unhold a caller" for "to take a caller off hold"?
I guess I can't... First, "to unhold" is missing in most major dictionaries (see OneLook Dictionary) ....and marked 'obsolete' in those few where it is listed). Second, I haven't been able to find a single hit with "unhold" in COCA...

Looking forward to your comments.

mus-te
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How about just "resume the call" or "return to the call" or "pick up the call on Line 1"?

Definitely NOT "unhold."
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Thank you, Grammar Geek!

However, please note this "nuance".... I was asking about "putting a caller (not a call) on hold". And I actually need an opposite of "to put a caller/user/participant on hold" ... and so the expressions such as "resume the call" or "pick up the call.." won't do in my case?

Also, if you could tell me whether "to take a caller/user/participant off hold" looks passable to you? In computer speak at least?

Thank you in advance!

mus-te
Yes you can take the caller off hold.
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BarbaraPADefinitely NOT "unhold."

Hi, I'm a native English speaker and have heard the word used so much that it feels a natural part of our vocabulary. Can you kindly explain why you're so emphatically against it?

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BarbaraPADefinitely NOT "unhold."

Hi, I'm a native English speaker and have heard the word used so much that it feels a natural part of our vocabulary. Can you kindly explain why you're so emphatically against it?

That was written almost 10 years ago. Maybe this is one of those rare cases where the language has changed — at least in your region — and an expression that was not used before is now common.

It does happen.

It's also a good reason not to post on old threads.

Personally, I've never heard "unhold". (California)

CJ