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Maintain Definitions

What Does Maintain Mean

Maintainverb

To keep up or carry on; continue

maintain good relations.

Maintainverb

To keep in an existing state; preserve or retain

maintain one's composure.

Maintainverb

To keep in a condition of good repair or efficiency

maintain two cars.

Maintainverb

To provide for; support

maintain a family.

Maintainverb

To keep in existence; sustain

enough food to maintain life.

Maintainverb

To defend or hold against criticism or attack

maintained his stand on taxes.

Maintainverb

To declare to be true; affirm

maintained her innocence.

Maintainverb

To adhere or conform to; keep

maintain a busy schedule.

Maintainverb

To support (someone), to back up or assist (someone) in an action.

Maintainverb

To keep up; to preserve; to uphold (a state, condition etc.).

Maintainverb

To declare or affirm (a clause) to be true; to assert.

Maintainverb

keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,

keep clean

hold in place

She always held herself as a lady

The students keep me on my toes

Maintainverb

keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction;

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

Maintainverb

supply with necessities and support;

She alone sustained her family

The money will sustain our good cause

There's little to earn and many to keep

Maintainverb

state categorically

Maintainverb

of power or authority

Maintainverb

maintain for use and service;

I keep a car in the countryside

She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips

Maintainverb

maintain by writing regular records;

keep a diary

maintain a record

keep notes

Maintainverb

state or assert;

He maintained his innocence

Maintainverb

support against an opponent;

The appellate court upheld the verdict

Maintainverb

observe correctly or closely;

The pianist kept time with the metronome

keep count

I cannot keep track of all my employees

Maintainverb

To hold or keep in any particular state or condition; to support; to sustain; to uphold; to keep up; not to suffer to fail or decline; as, to maintain a certain degree of heat in a furnace; to maintain a fence or a railroad; to maintain the digestive process or powers of the stomach; to maintain the fertility of soil; to maintain present reputation.

Maintainverb

To keep possession of; to hold and defend; not to surrender or relinquish.

God values . . . every one as he maintains his post.

Maintainverb

To continue; not to suffer to cease or fail.

Maintain talk with the duke.

Maintainverb

To bear the expense of; to support; to keep up; to supply with what is needed.

Glad, by his labor, to maintain his life.

What maintains one vice would bring up two children.

Maintainverb

To affirm; to support or defend by argument.

It is hard to maintain the truth, but much harder to be maintained by it.

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