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Synonyms for maintain
meɪnˈteɪnmain·tain

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. maintain

    To allege is formally to state as true or capable of proof, but without proving. To adduce, literally to lead to, is to bring the evidence up to what has been alleged. Adduce is a secondary word; nothing can be adduced in evidence till something has been stated or alleged, which the evidence is to sustain. An alleged fact stands open to question or doubt. To speak of an alleged document, an alleged will, an alleged crime, is either to question, or at least very carefully to refrain from admitting, that the document exists, that the will is genuine, or that the crime has been committed. Alleged is, however, respectful; to speak of the "so-called" will or deed, etc., would be to cast discredit upon the document, and imply that the speaker was ready to brand it as unquestionably spurious; alleged simply concedes nothing and leaves the question open. To produce is to bring forward, as, for instance, papers or persons. Adduce is not used of persons; of them we say introduce or produce. When an alleged criminal is brought to trial, the counsel on either side are accustomed to advance a theory, and adduce the strongest possible evidence in its support; they will produce documents and witnesses, cite precedents, assign reasons, introduce suggestions, offer pleas. The accused will usually assert his innocence. Compare STATE.

    Synonyms:
    adduce, advance, affirm, allege, assert, asseverate, assign, aver, cite, claim, declare, introduce, offer, plead, produce, say, state

Princeton's WordNet

  1. keep, maintain, holdverb

    keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"

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

    Synonyms:
    accommodate, harbor, book, retain, conserve, moderate, view as, support, apply, hold back, harbour, take hold, exert, bind, hold on, hold up, entertain, continue, stay fresh, wield, take, have, concord, go along, check, make, give, go for, take for, throw, defy, control, go on, celebrate, hold open, keep, proceed, obligate, keep up, carry, observe, adjudge, have got, concur, nurse, assert, curb, defend, uphold, save, confine, preserve, prevent, arrest, restrain, declare, withstand, agree, deem, keep open, halt, keep on, asseverate, obtain, guard, oblige, contain, keep back, sustain, prevail, reserve, admit, hold, hold in, bear

  2. conserve, preserve, maintain, keep upverb

    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, keep up, keep abreast, exert, bear on, preserve, continue, save, prolong

  3. sustain, keep, maintainverb

    supply with necessities and support

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

    Synonyms:
    retain, conserve, get, support, hold back, corroborate, exert, affirm, hold on, hold up, continue, stay fresh, wield, have, go along, defend, assert, celebrate, hold open, keep, proceed, nurture, keep up, observe, nourish, go on, hold, uphold, confirm, save, preserve, prevent, restrain, keep open, suffer, keep on, asseverate, prolong, keep back, sustain, substantiate

  4. assert, asseverate, maintainverb

    state categorically

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, affirm, keep, conserve, observe, wield, hold, sustain, aver, keep up, avow, defend, put forward, swan, swear, insist, exert, uphold, preserve, assert, verify

  5. wield, exert, maintainverb

    have and exercise

    "wield power and authority"

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, keep up, keep, conserve, observe, wield, hold, handle, manage, assert, defend, sustain, exert, uphold, preserve, exercise

  6. keep, maintainverb

    maintain for use and service

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

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, asseverate, go on, keep up, keep, restrain, hold back, observe, save, wield, hold, hold on, prevent, defend, assert, retain, conserve, uphold, keep back, sustain, keep open, celebrate, hold open, preserve, proceed, continue, stay fresh, exert

  7. keep, maintainverb

    maintain by writing regular records

    "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, asseverate, go on, keep up, keep, restrain, hold back, observe, save, wield, hold, hold on, prevent, defend, assert, retain, conserve, uphold, keep back, sustain, keep open, celebrate, hold open, preserve, proceed, continue, stay fresh, exert

  8. maintain, defendverb

    state or assert

    "He maintained his innocence"

    Synonyms:
    fight, asseverate, keep up, keep, conserve, champion, support, guard, wield, hold, sustain, defend, assert, oppose, fight back, fend for, fight down, observe, uphold, preserve, exert, represent

  9. uphold, maintainverb

    support against an opponent

    "The appellate court upheld the verdict"

    Synonyms:
    asseverate, carry on, keep, conserve, observe, wield, hold, sustain, defend, assert, bear on, keep up, exert, uphold, preserve, continue

  10. observe, keep, maintainverb

    stick to correctly or closely

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

    Synonyms:
    detect, retain, hold open, asseverate, conserve, hold back, keep an eye on, exert, hold on, find, continue, stay fresh, wield, assert, notice, abide by, honor, keep, defend, remark, go on, celebrate, watch over, take note, proceed, keep up, go along, watch, follow, uphold, save, observe, prevent, restrain, honour, mention, keep open, keep on, preserve, respect, keep back, sustain, hold, discover, note

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. maintainverb

    Synonyms:
    sustain, support, preserve, uphold, keep

  2. maintainverb

    Synonyms:
    defend, vindicate, assert, justify

  3. maintainverb

    Synonyms:
    continue, keep up, carry on

  4. maintainverb

    Synonyms:
    provide food for, supply with means of living

  5. maintainverb

    Synonyms:
    affirm, aver, allege, say, contend, hold the opinion, hazard the opinion

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. maintainverb

    Synonyms:
    support, sustain, affirm, assert, contend, claim, conduct

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How to use maintain in a sentence?

  1. Champions Mercedes:

    If they are able to maintain those power levels...on a power sensitive circuit like Shanghai, they are the favorites, clearly, the lap time benefit might even be more than in Bahrain.

  2. Laurel Stoimenoff:

    All of these factors created a perfect storm and unfortunately, patients ceased seeking care externally by a significant percentage. .... When income is cut in half, it is difficult to maintain the same expense levels.

  3. Jessica Fierro:

    It's not in the next 30 to 60 days -- it's just not the question anymore for us, it is about six months to a year, how do we maintain with a 50 % patronage.

  4. Chief Financial Officer Christophe Hidalgo:

    Our bet is that sales volumes may grow and we may maintain margins in the super and hyper market segments.

  5. Tommy Xie:

    There is no urgency for China to maintain its favorable yield differential against the United States as capital outflow and currency stability is no longer the key concern for China at the moment, with U.S.-China trade war looming, a slightly weaker yuan may be in China's favor.


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