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  • verbcare for, keep up
  • verbassert, claim; argue for

synonyms for maintain

  • continue
  • control
  • cultivate
  • finance
  • keep
  • manage
  • preserve
  • protect
  • provide
  • renew
  • retain
  • support
  • sustain
  • uphold
  • advance
  • conserve
  • guard
  • nurture
  • perpetuate
  • persevere
  • prolong
  • repair
  • save
  • supply
  • carry on
  • go on with
  • keep going
  • look after
  • take care of
See also synonyms for: maintainable / maintained / maintainer / maintaining / maintains

antonyms for maintain

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  • abandon
  • destroy
  • discontinue
  • finish
  • give up
  • halt
  • hurt
  • ignore
  • let go
  • neglect
  • release
  • stop
  • take
  • squander
  • waste
  • condemn
  • desert
  • discard
  • forget
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To maintain is to support so as to preserve intact: to maintain an attitude of defiance. To support is to hold up or add strength to, literally or figuratively: The columns support the roof. To sustain, a rather elevated word, suggests completeness and adequacy in supporting: The court sustained his claim. Uphold applies especially to supporting or backing another, as in a statement, opinion, or belief: to uphold the rights of a minority.

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How to use maintain in a sentence

Because I wrote a book years ago about the Army-Navy football rivalry and have maintained connections with many from the two schools, I know a lot of veterans.
MARK CUBAN HAD THE RIGHT IDEA: IT’S TIME TO RETHINK HOW WE USE THE NATIONAL ANTHEMJOHN FEINSTEINFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They are institutions built to hold and maintain power for a political group.
WHAT HAPPENS TO AN ENTRENCHED TWO-PARTY SYSTEM WHEN ONE PARTY UNDERMINES THE SYSTEM?PHILIP BUMPFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
One method of maintaining a connection to the person, product or brand that is the target of a boycott is called “moral decoupling.”
MYPILLOW BOYCOTT: HOW A PRODUCT CAN SPARK AN IDENTITY CRISISELIZABETH CHANGFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Those statements conflict with the union’s efforts to work with the NBA on a scaled-down event, in hopes of salvaging television revenue and maintaining productive relationships with the owners and media partners.
THE NBA’S WEEK OF CONTROVERSIES SHOW HOW HARD LIFE IS OUTSIDE OF THE BUBBLEBEN GOLLIVERFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
Shallal said the Anacostia Busboys and Poets has maintained more revenue during the pandemic than any of the restaurant’s other locations.
BUSBOYS AND POETS TO LAUNCH ‘STREATERY’ EAST OF THE ANACOSTIA RIVERMICHAEL BRICE-SADDLERFEBRUARY 12, 2021WASHINGTON POST
It’s great to see him reach these heights, and now he needs to maintain it.
MATTHEW HOPPE WAS A LITTLE-KNOWN AMERICAN SOCCER PLAYER — UNTIL HE REACHED THE BUNDESLIGASTEVEN GOFFFEBRUARY 11, 2021WASHINGTON POST
So, perhaps mail voting will maintain some popularity among members of both parties, but with an even wider division between them.
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Teams may implement their own rules to maintain the health of players, but only if they add to the restrictions agreed to by the league and union, not lessen them.
MLB, PLAYERS’ UNION AGREE TO HEALTH AND SAFETY PROTOCOLS, CLEARING WAY FOR SPRING TRAINING TO STARTCHELSEA JANESFEBRUARY 9, 2021WASHINGTON POST
While Taboola as a partner proves to continue to be good for business, both executives stressed a need to balance between Taboola’s contributions to their respective companies’ revenue and maintaining control of the user and ad experience.
PUBLISHERS WORRY TABOOLA’S SPAC FUNDING COULD MAKE THEM MORE DEPENDENT ON ITS AD REVENUESARA GUAGLIONEFEBRUARY 8, 2021DIGIDAY
This multi-zoned heating is key to even cooking and maintaining the temperature throughout the food.
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WORDS RELATED TO MAINTAIN

  • abide by
  • be attached
  • be constant
  • be devoted
  • be devoted to
  • be faithful
  • be loyal
  • be true
  • cleave to
  • comply
  • follow
  • fulfill
  • heed
  • keep
  • maintain
  • mind
  • obey
  • observe
  • practice
  • respect
  • stand by
  • support
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