maintaining[ meyn-teyn ]SEE DEFINITION OF maintaining
Synonyms for maintaining
- carry on
- go on with
- keep going
- look after
- take care of
Antonyms for maintaining
- give up
- let go
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR MAINTAINING
She was maintaining that calm level of submission to fate which had been her lifelong habit.
In an instant I was at her side, bowing but maintaining silence.
But all this does59 not prevent us from maintaining our hypothesis.
To what, then, must we look for the reason of maintaining so strange an institution?
In this way I should escape the forfeiture of my credit, and the risk of maintaining it.
There probably was no idea of maintaining a secret on the subject.
“It was an accidental intrusion,” returned Sinclair, maintaining his irony.
Step sideward, right, maintaining the weight equally to both feet .
With a strong effort, she succeeded in maintaining her self-control.
Hence, their policy was that of maintaining silence about the whole matter.
mid-13c., "to practice habitually," from Anglo-French meintenir (Old French maintenir, 12c.) "keep (a wife), sustain; persevere in, practice continually," from Latin manu tenere "hold in the hand," from manu, ablative of manus "hand" (see manual) + tenere "to hold" (see tenet). Meaning "to carry on, keep up" is from mid-14c.; that of "to keep oneself, to support" is from late 14c. Sense of "to defend in speech" is from mid-14c. Related: Maintained; maintaining; maintains.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR MAINTAINING
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