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maintain

verb (v)

  • keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., (verb.stative)
    Synonym: hold, keep
    source: wordnet30
  • keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction (verb.possession)
    source: wordnet30
  • supply with necessities and support (verb.consumption)
    Synonym: keep, sustain
    source: wordnet30
  • state categorically (verb.communication)
    Synonym: assert, asseverate
    source: wordnet30
  • have and exercise (verb.possession)
    Synonym: exert, wield
    source: wordnet30
  • maintain for use and service (verb.possession)
    Synonym: keep
    source: wordnet30
  • maintain by writing regular records (verb.communication)
    Example:
    Maintain a record.
    source: wordnet30
  • state or assert (verb.communication)
    Synonym: defend
    Example:
    He maintained his innocence.
    source: wordnet30
  • support against an opponent (verb.communication)
    Synonym: uphold
    source: wordnet30
  • stick to correctly or closely (verb.cognition)
    Synonym: keep, observe
    source: wordnet30
  • 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. (verb)
    source: webster1913

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