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    maintain - Dictionary definition and meaning for word maintain

    Definition
    (verb) keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,
    Synonyms : hold , keep
    Example Sentence
    • keep clean
    • hold in place
    • She always held herself as a lady
    • The students keep me on my toes
    Definition
    (verb) keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
    Synonyms : conserve , keep up , preserve
    Example Sentence
    • We preserve these archeological findings
    • The old lady could not keep up the building
    • children must be taught to conserve our national heritage
    • The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts
    Definition
    (verb) supply with necessities and support
    Synonyms : keep , sustain
    Example Sentence
    • She alone sustained her family
    • The money will sustain our good cause
    • There's little to earn and many to keep
    Definition
    (verb) state categorically
    Synonyms : assert , asseverate
    Definition
    (verb) have and exercise
    Synonyms : exert , wield
    Example Sentence
    • wield power and authority
    Definition
    (verb) maintain for use and service
    Synonyms : keep
    Example Sentence
    • I keep a car in the countryside
    • She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips
    Definition
    (verb) maintain by writing regular records
    Synonyms : keep
    Example Sentence
    • keep a diary
    • maintain a record
    • keep notes
    Definition
    (verb) state or assert
    Synonyms : defend
    Example Sentence
    • He maintained his innocence
    Definition
    (verb) support against an opponent
    Synonyms : uphold
    Example Sentence
    • The appellate court upheld the verdict
    Definition
    (verb) stick to correctly or closely
    Synonyms : keep , observe
    Example Sentence
    • The pianist kept time with the metronome
    • keep count
    • I cannot keep track of all my employees
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