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Definition 1: the responsibility of a guardian or keeper - [noun denoting act]

Samples where keeping or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he left his car in my keeping

Synonyms for keeping in the sense of this definition

(keeping is a kind of ...) the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force

"we must instill a sense of duty in our children" "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"

(... is a kind of keeping ) (with `in') guardianship over; in divorce cases it is the right to house and care for and discipline a child

"my fate is in your hands" "too much power in the president's hands" "your guests are now in my custody" "the mother was awarded custody of the children"

Definition 2: conformity or harmony - [noun denoting act]

Samples where keeping or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion

(keeping is a kind of ...) acting according to certain accepted standards

"their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices"

Definition 3: the act of retaining something - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for keeping in the sense of this definition

(keeping is a kind of ...) the act of having and controlling property

(... is a kind of keeping ) the act of holding back or keeping within your possession or control

"I resented his withholding permission" "there were allegations of the withholding of evidence"

(... is a kind of keeping ) the act of storing something

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