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Synonyms for keep up

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. keep up(verb)

    maintain a required pace or level

    "He could not keep up and dropped out of the race"

    Synonyms:
    keep abreast, prolong, maintain, preserve, sustain, follow, conserve

  2. prolong, sustain, keep up(verb)

    lengthen or extend in duration or space

    "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"

    Synonyms:
    have, suffer, keep, draw out, nurture, support, hold up, hold, sustain, confirm, protract, follow, extend, get, corroborate, maintain, nourish, substantiate, affirm, keep abreast, preserve, conserve, prolong

  3. conserve, preserve, maintain, keep up(verb)

    keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction

    "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:
    follow, asseverate, carry on, keep, conserve, economise, observe, economize, hold, husband, sustain, defend, assert, wield, uphold, maintain, keep abreast, exert, bear on, preserve, continue, save, prolong

  4. keep up, keep abreast, follow(verb)

    keep informed

    "He kept up on his country's foreign policies"

    Synonyms:
    take after, adopt, watch over, fall out, pursue, conserve, comply, watch, be, come, observe, play along, abide by, travel along, come after, stick with, trace, follow, surveil, accompany, sustain, maintain, postdate, succeed, keep abreast, stick to, survey, preserve, espouse, prolong, conform to, keep an eye on

  5. keep up(verb)

    prevent from going to bed at night

    "The anticipation of the trip kept the children up all night"; "I kept myself up all night studying for the exam"

    Synonyms:
    keep abreast, prolong, maintain, preserve, sustain, follow, conserve

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. keep up

    Support and sustain alike signify to hold up or keep up, to prevent from falling or sinking; but sustain has a special sense of continuous exertion or of great strength continuously exerted, as when we speak of sustained endeavor or a sustained note; a flower is supported by the stem or a temple-roof by arches; the foundations of a great building sustain an enormous pressure; to sustain life implies a greater exigency and need than to support life; to say one is sustained under affliction is to say more both of the severity of the trial and the completeness of the upholding than if we say he is supported. To bear is the most general word, denoting all holding up or keeping up of any object, whether in rest or motion; in the derived senses it refers to something that is a tax upon strength or endurance; as, to bear a strain; to bear pain or grief. To maintain is to keep in a state or condition, especially in an excellent and desirable condition; as, to maintain health or reputation; to maintain one's position; to maintain a cause or proposition is to hold it against opposition or difficulty. To support may be partial, to maintain is complete; maintain is a word of more dignity than support; a man supports his family; a state maintains an army or navy. To prop is always partial, signifying to add support to something that is insecure. Compare ABET; ENDURE; KEEP.

    Synonyms:
    bear, carry, cherish, hold up, keep, maintain, prop, support, sustain, uphold

    Antonyms:
    abandon, betray, break down, cast down, demolish, desert, destroy, drop, let go, overthrow, throw down, wreck

    Preposition:
    The roof is supported by, on, or upon pillars; the family was supported on or upon a pittance, or by charity.

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. keep up

    Synonyms:
    maintain, continue

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How to use keep up in a sentence?

  1. Patrick Heldsinger:

    Those who run fast in life will be given an extra load to carry so that they may keep up with those that are walking through life.

  2. Laurence Boone:

    Debt today is sustainable and it will remain so for a few years because as long as economic activity and employment have not recovered momentum, central banks are unlikely to do anything with their interest rates. That allows governments to keep up the fiscal support in the form of retention schemes and support to firms.

  3. Alfred Jarry:

    To keep up even a worthwhile tradition means vitiating the idea behind it which must necessarily be in a constant state of evolution: it is mad to try to express new feelings in a mummified form.

  4. Jill Ellis:

    We are going to have some turnover on the National Team as we look towards the Rio Olympics and the next Women's World Cup in France, but that's always part of the natural evolution, it will be the job of the players and staff to keep up the world-class level of effort and intensity to meet the high. expectations of this program.

  5. Sarah Sanders:

    Waters yelled at a cadre of reporters outside the Speaker’s Lobby who were asking her about her comments. She also refused to answer questions about whether her remarks are bad for her party. Waters has faced bipartisan criticism for her weekend comments to a crowd of supporters in Los Angeles. After White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders and Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen were pressured to leave restaurants last week amid the backlash over family separations at the border, Waters had urged the crowd to keep up the pressure. If you see anybody from that Cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd and you push back on them, and you tell them they're not welcome anymore, anywhere.

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