Definition for keep

verb as in hold, maintain

verb as in tend; provide for

verb as in prevent

verb as in commemorate; pay attention to

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Example Sentences

Domestically, the prime minister maintains the dubious line that he is the only man who can keep the still-fragile peace.

“Someone is determined to keep Bill Cosby off TV,” she continued.

I think if you keep trying to do things the same way it becomes diminishing returns.

Ney said McDonnell needs to “keep a stiff lip” and stay in close contact with family members.

I keep meeting more and more people where that seems to be the case.

She was growing accustomed to like shocks, but she could not keep the mounting color back from her cheeks.

And it was no light task, then, for six hundred men to keep the peace on a thousand miles of frontier.

He will keep the sayings of renowned men, and will enter withal into the subtilties of parables.

Keep closely covered with a bell glass and, in a few weeks, more or less, the baby Ferns will start to put in an appearance.

My thought was to keep pushing in troops from "W" Beach until the enemy had fallen back to save themselves from being cut off.


On this page you'll find 309 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to keep, such as: carry, conduct, control, enjoy, have, and manage.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.