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1. maintain

verb. ['meɪnˈteɪn'] keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction.

Synonyms

  • embalm
  • keep
  • conserve
  • preserve
  • plastinate
  • keep up

Antonyms

  • dishonor
  • refuse
  • stay
  • be well

Etymology

  • maintenir (Anglo-Norman)

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Example sentences of the word maintain


1. Verb, base form
The water flushes waste down the drain and refills to maintain the vacuum of the toilet drain.

2. Verb, non-3rd person singular present
We love seeing the way people with Craftsman homes maintain signature elements while adding a modern decor touch.

Quotes containing the word maintain


1. I hope I shall possess firmness and virtue enough to maintain what I consider the most enviable of all titles, the character of an honest man.
- George Washington

2. We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies.
- Martin Luther King, Jr.

3. Certain it is that a great responsibility rests upon the statesmen of all nations, not only to fulfill the promises for reduction in armaments, but to maintain the confidence of the people of the world in the hope of an enduring peace.
- Frank B. Kellogg

2. maintain

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

Synonyms

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

Antonyms

  • disapproval
  • precede
  • invalidate
  • negate

Etymology

  • maintenir (Anglo-Norman)

3. maintain

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

Synonyms

  • have got
  • have
  • patronage
  • carry
  • keep
  • sustain
  • hold

Antonyms

  • enable
  • disagree
  • let go of
  • defy

Etymology

  • maintenir (Anglo-Norman)

4. maintain

verb. ['meɪnˈteɪn'] state categorically.

Synonyms

  • asseverate
  • assert
  • aver
  • insist
  • say
  • take a firm stand
  • predicate
  • allege

Antonyms

  • admit
  • let
  • change
  • free

Etymology

  • maintenir (Anglo-Norman)

5. maintain

verb. ['meɪnˈteɪn'] have and exercise.

Synonyms

  • have
  • wield
  • exert
  • hold

Antonyms

  • devoice
  • voice
  • lack
  • abstain

Etymology

  • maintenir (Anglo-Norman)

6. maintain

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

Synonyms

  • enter
  • keep
  • put down

Antonyms

  • close
  • far
  • nearness
  • derestrict

Etymology

  • maintenir (Anglo-Norman)

7. maintain

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

Synonyms

  • keep

Antonyms

  • depressurise
  • lose

Etymology

  • maintenir (Anglo-Norman)

8. maintain

verb. ['meɪnˈteɪn'] maintain for use and service.

Synonyms

  • have
  • keep
  • hold

Antonyms

  • exclude
  • start
  • uncover
  • criticize

Etymology

  • maintenir (Anglo-Norman)

9. maintain

verb. ['meɪnˈteɪn'] state or assert.

Synonyms

  • defend
  • affirm

Antonyms

  • waste
  • farness
  • distant

Etymology

  • maintenir (Anglo-Norman)

10. maintain

verb. ['meɪnˈteɪn'] support against an opponent.

Synonyms

  • uphold
  • confirm
  • vindicate
  • reassert

Antonyms

  • refrain
  • stay in place
  • behave
  • allow

Etymology

  • maintenir (Anglo-Norman)
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