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1. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean".

Synonyms

  • hold over
  • maintain
  • bear on
  • uphold
  • continue
  • carry on
  • pressurise
  • housekeep
  • conserve
  • preserve
  • distance
  • hold

Antonyms

  • close
  • far
  • nearness
  • recede

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Rhymes with Keep

  • oversleep
  • mcsleep
  • anandeep
  • streep
  • phillipe
  • felipe
  • bopeep
  • asleep
  • sweep
  • steep
  • sleep
  • schliep
  • griep
  • creep
  • bleep
  • weep
  • veep
  • tepe
  • sheep
  • sepe
  • seipp
  • seip
  • seep
  • riepe
  • reep
  • reap
  • peep
  • lepe
  • leep
  • leap

How do you pronounce keep?

Pronounce keep as kip.

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Sentences with keep


1. Verb, base form
To help you keep on track, weigh yourself every morning and allow yourself one indulgence per week.

Quotes about keep


1. Have you fallen in love with the wrong person yet?'Jace said, "Unfortunately, Lady of the Haven, my one true love remains myself."..."At least,"she said, "you don't have to worry about rejection, Jace Wayland.""Not necessarily. I turn myself down occasionally, just to keep it interesting.
- Cassandra Clare, City of Bones

2. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
- Albert Einstein

3. Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.
- Albert Einstein

2. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] retain possession of.

Synonyms

  • hold on
  • harbor
  • lay in
  • salt away
  • keep back
  • hold back
  • deduct
  • recoup
  • have
  • carry over
  • save
  • harbour
  • stack away
  • hold
  • deny
  • hive away
  • have got
  • keep open
  • hold open
  • hold over
  • preserve
  • store
  • stash away
  • withhold
  • retain
  • put in

Antonyms

  • allow
  • non-volatile storage
  • nonvolatile storage
  • forget

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

3. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] continue a certain state, condition, or activity.

Synonyms

  • keep going
  • go along
  • bear on
  • uphold
  • go on
  • continue
  • act
  • proceed
  • ride
  • carry on
  • preserve
  • move
  • hold

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • dematerialize
  • dematerialise
  • go off

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

4. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state.

Synonyms

  • keep away
  • hinder
  • impede
  • shut
  • blank
  • shut out
  • keep out
  • exclude
  • defend
  • wash out
  • hold
  • prevent

Antonyms

  • admit
  • let
  • unavailable
  • disassemble

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

5. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] conform one's action or practice to.

Synonyms

  • observe

Antonyms

  • disqualify
  • dull

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

6. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] look after; be the keeper of; have charge of.

Synonyms

  • maintain
  • have
  • conserve
  • preserve
  • keep up
  • hold

Antonyms

  • hydrate
  • unwire
  • unlock
  • unpin

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

7. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] stick to correctly or closely.

Synonyms

  • maintain

Antonyms

  • erase
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

8. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] supply with necessities and support.

Synonyms

  • have got
  • maintain
  • have
  • patronage
  • carry
  • sustain
  • hold

Antonyms

  • start
  • uncover
  • claim
  • avow

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] maintain by writing regular records.

Synonyms

  • maintain
  • enter
  • put down

Antonyms

  • enable
  • disagree
  • defy
  • surrender

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. keep

verb. ['ˈkiːp'] allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature.

Synonyms

  • keep on
  • prolong
  • continue
  • retain
  • keep up
  • sustain

Antonyms

  • heat
  • forbid
  • disallow
  • level

Etymology

  • kepen (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cepan (Old English (ca. 450-1100))
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