Can someone please explain this line 'He holds me well;' from Othello Act 1:3

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The full extract is 'I hate the Moor, and it is thought abroad he's done my office. I know not if't be true. But I, for mere suspicion in that kind, will do as if for surety. He holds me well; The better shall my purpose works on him. Cassio's a proper man; let me see now; to get his place, and to plume up my will.' send help yall lmao
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I hate Othello, and it's thought by many that he's slept with my wife Emilia. I don't know if it's true, but I'll hold the suspicion as if it is the truth. Othello thinks of me well and because of this, my goal (to bring him down) will work better on him. Cassio's a proper man: let me see - how can I simultaneously get his place as lieutenant and get rid of Othello (his will is to bring him down, as he says 1,1: "I follow him to serve my turn upon him")

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(Original post by BalooBear)
I hate Othello, and it's thought by many that he's slept with my wife Emilia. I don't know if it's true, but I'll hold the suspicion as if it is the truth. Othello thinks of me well and because of this, my goal (to bring him down) will work better on him. Cassio's a proper man: let me see - how can I simultaneously get his place as lieutenant and get rid of Othello (his will is to bring him down, as he says 1,1: "I follow him to serve my turn upon him")

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i add it as gcse but its a level? my english teacher is giving us this at y9
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Im in Y13 and I still don't understand bits of Othello
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