maintain definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • to maintain or carry on; carry on: preserve great relations.
    • to help keep in an existing state; preserve or retain: keep one's composure.
    • maintain in an ailment of good fix or effectiveness: preserve two vehicles.
    • To provide for; support: preserve a household.
    • To keep in existence; maintain: enough meals to keep up life.
    • to protect or hold against critique or assault: maintained their get up on fees.
    • To declare to be real; affirm: preserved the woman purity.
    • To adhere or comply with; keep: keep a busy schedule.
    • to keep or retain in any certain condition or problem; to guide; to sustain; to support; to maintain; not to ever experience to fail or decline
    • maintain ownership of; to put up and safeguard; to not surrender or relinquish.
    • To continue; never to experience to cease or fail.
    • To keep the expense of; to aid; to maintain; to provide in what is needed.
    • To affirm; to aid or protect by debate.
  • others:
    • to put on in an existing state or condition; keep in presence or continuance; protect from lapse, drop, failure, or cessation; keep up: as, to maintain an upright mindset; to maintain a conversation.
    • To provide means for the subsistence or existence of; sustain or help with the way of livelihood; offer; support: since, to steadfastly keep up a family or an army; to steadfastly keep up a pricey equipage.
    • to put on fast; keep in possession; preserve from capture or loss: as, to steadfastly keep up a person's floor in battle or in debate; to maintain a plus.
    • To give assistance or reassurance to; uphold; countenance; vindicate, as by protection or adjudication.
    • To support by argument or assertion; hold to: because, to steadfastly keep up the doctrine of this Trinity.
    • To express; denote.
    • Synonyms and protect, Vindicate, etc. See assert.
    • To act; conduct an individual's self.
    • 2. to put on because true; hold.
  • verb:
    • follow correctly or closely
    • have actually and exercise
    • help against an opponent
    • safeguard by writing regular records
    • keep in security and guard against damage, decay, reduction, or destruction
    • condition categorically
    • preserve for usage and service
    • offer with requirements and support
    • condition or assert
    • retain in a specific state, position, or task; e.g.,

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