v. t.1.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.
[imp. & p. p. Maintained ; p. pr. & vb. n. Maintaining.]
2.To keep possession of; to hold and defend; not to surrender or relinquish.
3.To continue; not to suffer to cease or fail.
Maintain talk with the duke.
- Shak.
4.To bear the expense of; to support; to keep up; to supply with what is needed.
Glad, by his labor, to maintain his life.
- Stirling.
5.To affirm; to support or defend by argument.
It is hard to maintain the truth, but much harder to be maintained by it.
- South.
Verb1.maintain - 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"
Synonyms: keep, hold
2.maintain - 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"
3.maintain - 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"
Synonyms: sustain, keep
4.maintain - state categorically
Synonyms: assert, asseverate
5.maintain - of power or authority
Synonyms: wield, exert
6.maintain - maintain for use and service; "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"
Synonyms: keep
7.maintain - maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"
Synonyms: keep
8.maintain - state or assert; "He maintained his innocence"
Synonyms: defend
9.maintain - support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
Synonyms: uphold
10.maintain - observe correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"
Synonyms: keep, observe
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-- Maintain --
maintainer script
maintenance man
maintenance staff
Maison de dieu
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