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Definition 1: stick to correctly or closely - [verb of cognition]

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

  • The pianist kept time with the metronome
  • keep count
  • I cannot keep track of all my employees

Synonyms for maintain in the sense of this definition

Definition 2: state categorically - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for maintain in the sense of this definition

(maintain is a kind of ...) be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge

"I must insist!"

(... is a kind of maintain ) report or maintain

"He alleged that he was the victim of a crime" "He said it was too late to intervene in the war" "The registrar says that I owe the school money"

(... is a kind of maintain ) affirm or declare as an attribute or quality of

"The speech predicated the fitness of the candidate to be President"

Definition 3: state or assert - [verb of communication]

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

  • He maintained his innocence

Synonyms for maintain in the sense of this definition

(maintain is a kind of ...) say yes to

(... is a kind of maintain ) maintain, uphold, or defend

"vindicate the rights of the citizens"

Definition 4: support against an opponent - [verb of communication]

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

  • The appellate court upheld the verdict

Synonyms for maintain in the sense of this definition

(maintain is a kind of ...) strengthen or make more firm

"The witnesses confirmed the victim's account"

(... is a kind of maintain ) show to be right by providing justification or proof

"vindicate a claim"

Definition 5: maintain by writing regular records - [verb of communication]

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

  • keep a diary
  • maintain a record
  • keep notes

Synonyms for maintain in the sense of this definition

(maintain is a kind of ...) make a record of; set down in permanent form

Definition 6: supply with necessities and support - [verb of consumption]

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

  • She alone sustained her family
  • The money will sustain our good cause
  • There's little to earn and many to keep

Synonyms for maintain in the sense of this definition

(maintain is a kind of ...) have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

"She has $1,000 in the bank" "He has got two beautiful daughters" "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"

(... is a kind of maintain ) support by being a patron of

(... is a kind of maintain ) maintain by seeding without human intervention

"Some plants reseed themselves indefinitely"

(... is a kind of maintain ) keep up with financial support

"The Federal Government carried the province for many years"

Definition 7: keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction - [verb of possession]

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

  • 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

Synonyms for maintain in the sense of this definition

(maintain is a kind of ...) look after; be the keeper of; have charge of

"He keeps the shop when I am gone"

(... is a kind of maintain ) preserve a dead body

(... is a kind of maintain ) preserve (tissue) with plastics, as for teaching and research purposes

"The doctor plastinates bodies to teach anatomy to his students"

(... is a kind of maintain ) hold the line on prices; keep the price of something constant

Definition 8: have and exercise - [verb of possession]

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

  • wield power and authority

Synonyms for maintain in the sense of this definition

(maintain is a kind of ...) have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

"She has $1,000 in the bank" "He has got two beautiful daughters" "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"

Definition 9: maintain for use and service - [verb of possession]

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

  • I keep a car in the countryside
  • She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips

Synonyms for maintain in the sense of this definition

(maintain is a kind of ...) have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

"She has $1,000 in the bank" "He has got two beautiful daughters" "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard"

Definition 10: cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean' - [verb of stative]

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

  • hold in place
  • She always held herself as a lady
  • The students keep me on my toes

Synonyms for maintain in the sense of this definition

(... is a kind of maintain ) maintain a certain pressure

"the airplane cabin is pressurized" "pressurize a space suit"

(... is a kind of maintain ) keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

"preserve the peace in the family" "continue the family tradition" "Carry on the old traditions"

(... is a kind of maintain ) keep in a position or state from an earlier period of time

(... is a kind of maintain ) keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change

"Energy is conserved in this process"

(... is a kind of maintain ) keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing

"preserve the forest and the lakes"

(... is a kind of maintain ) keep at a distance

"we have to distance ourselves from these events in order to continue living"

(... is a kind of maintain ) maintain a household; take care of all business related to a household

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