HyperDic: maintain

English > 10 senses of the word maintain:
VERBstativemaintain, keep, holdkeep in a certain state, position, or activity
possessionmaintain, conserve, preserve, keep upkeep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
consumptionmaintain, sustain, keepsupply with necessities and support
communicationmaintain, assert, asseveratestate categorically
possessionmaintain, wield, exerthave and exercise
possessionmaintain, keepmaintain for use and service
communicationmaintain, keepmaintain by writing regular records / records
communicationmaintain, defendstate or assert
communicationmaintain, upholdsupport against an opponent
cognitionmaintain, observe, keepstick to correctly or closely
maintain > pronunciation
Soundsmeyntey'n
Rhymesabstain ... windowpane: 127 rhymes with eyn...
English > maintain: 10 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningKeep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean".
PatternSomething ----s something Adjective/Noun; Somebody ----s somebody PP; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymskeep, hold
NarrowerconserveKeep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change
continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveKeep or maintain in unaltered condition
distanceKeep at a distance / distance
hold overKeep in a position or state from an earlier period of time
housekeepMaintain a household
preserveKeep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing / fishing
pressurize, pressuriseMaintain a certain pressure
Spanishconservar, mantener, sostener
Catalanconservar, mantenir
Adjectivesmaintainablecapable of being maintained
Nounsmaintainersomeone who upholds or maintains
English > maintain: 10 senses > verb 2, possession
MeaningKeep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsconserve, preserve, keep up
Narrowerembalmpreserve a dead body
hold the linehold the line on prices
plastinatepreserve (tissue) with plastics, as for teaching and research purposes
Broaderkeeplook after
Spanishconservar, llevar, mantener, preservar
Catalanconservar, preservar
Nounsmaintenanceactivity involved in maintaining something in good working order
English > maintain: 10 senses > verb 3, consumption
MeaningSupply with necessities and support.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymssustain, keep
NarrowercarryKeep up with financial support
patronagesupport by being a patron of
reseedMaintain by seeding without human intervention
Broaderhave, have got, holdHave or possess / possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
Spanishconservar, guardar, mantener, quedar, sostener
Catalanconservar, guardar, mantenir, quedar, sostenir
Nounsmaintenancethe act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence
maintenancemeans of maintenance of a family or group
English > maintain: 10 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaningstate categorically.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
ModelThey maintain that there was a traffic accident
Synonymsassert, asseverate
Narrowerallege, aver, sayReport or maintain
predicate, proclaimaffirm or declare as an attribute or quality of
Broaderinsist, take a firm standBe emphatic or resolute and refuse / refuse to budge
Spanishafirmar, aseverar, conservar, mantener, sostener
Catalanafirmar, asseverar, conservar
English > maintain: 10 senses > verb 5, possession
MeaningHave and exercise.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymswield, exert
Broaderhave, have got, holdHave or possess / possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
Spanishdesempeñar, ejercer
Catalanexercir
English > maintain: 10 senses > verb 6, possession
MeaningMaintain for use and service.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymkeep
Broaderhave, have got, holdHave or possess / possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
Spanishconservar, guardar, quedar
Catalanconservar, guardar, mantenir, quedar
English > maintain: 10 senses > verb 7, communication
MeaningMaintain by writing regular records / records.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example "maintain a record"
Synonymkeep
Broaderrecord, enter, put downmake a record of
Spanishescribir
English > maintain: 10 senses > verb 8, communication
Meaningstate or assert.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s that CLAUSE
Example"He maintained his innocence"
Synonymdefend
NarrowervindicateMaintain, uphold, or defend
Broaderaffirmsay yes to
Spanishconservar, defender, mantener
Catalanconservar
English > maintain: 10 senses > verb 9, communication
Meaningsupport against an opponent.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymuphold
Narrowerjustify, vindicateshow to be right by providing justification or proof
Broaderconfirm, reassertstrengthen or make more firm
Spanishmantener
English > maintain: 10 senses > verb 10, cognition
MeaningStick to correctly or closely.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsobserve, keep
Spanishobservar
Catalanobservar

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