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  Words related to maintain

Related / Similar Words: observe, keep, uphold, assert, asseverate, defend, sustain, wield, exert, conserve, preserve, keep up, hold

 

Definition:
  • observe correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees";
  • support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict";
  • state categorically;
  • state or assert; "He maintained his innocence";
  • maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes";
  • 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";
  • maintain for use and service; "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips";
  • of power or authority;
  • 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 an;
  • 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";

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    See Also: check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain, hold back, resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm, hold over, survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, delay, detain, keep in, exclude, keep out, shut out, shut, keep off, avoid, prolong, sustain, keep up, stay off, number, keep down, sequester, sequestrate, keep apart, set apart, isolate

     

    Hyponyms: justify, vindicate, allege, aver, say, predicate, proclaim, patronage, reseed, carry, embalm, plastinate, hold the line, pressurize, pressurise, continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve, hold over, conserve, distance, housekeep

     

    Derivational Morphology: observation, reflection, reflexion, notice, observance, watching, upholder, maintainer, sustainer, assertion, averment, asseveration, asserter, declarer, affirmer, asseverator, avower, maintenance, sustenance, sustentation, sustainment, upkeep, support, keep, livelihood, living, bread and butter, care, preservation, saving, conservation

     

     
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