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maintains, 3rd person singular present; maintained, past tense; maintaining, present participle; maintained, past participle;
  1. Cause or enable (a condition or state of affairs) to continue
    • - the need to maintain close links between industry and schools
  2. Keep (something) at the same level or rate
    • - agricultural prices will have to be maintained
  3. Keep (a building, machine, or road) in good condition or in working order by checking or repairing it regularly

  4. Hold (a position) in the face of attack or competition
    • - the objective to maintain a competitive market position
  5. Provide with necessities for life or existence
    • - the allowance covers the basic costs of maintaining a child
  6. Keep (a military unit) supplied with equipment and other requirements

  7. Give one's support to; uphold
    • - the king swears he will maintain the laws of God
  8. State something strongly to be the case; assert
    • - he has always maintained his innocence
    • - he had persistently maintained that he would not stand against his old friend
    • - “It was not an ideology at all,” she maintained

  1. keep: 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"
  2. conserve: 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"
  3. sustain: 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"
  4. assert: state categorically
  5. wield: have and exercise; "wield power and authority"
  6. keep: maintain for use and service; "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"
  7. keep: maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"
  8. Maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO) involves fixing any sort of mechanical or electrical device should it become out of order or broken (known as repair, unscheduled or casualty maintenance). ...
  9. Maintaining was a comic strip by cartoonist Nate Creekmore. Nate is a two-time winner of the Scripps College Cartoonist of the Year and an Associated Press award for achievement in college cartooning. Nate's strip first appeared in the newspaper at Lipscomb University in Nashville. ...
  10. To support (someone), to back up or assist (someone) in an action. [14th-19th c.]; To keep up; to preserve (a state, condition etc.). [from 14th c.]; To declare or affirm (a clause) to be true; to assert. [from 15th c.]
  11. (maintained) showing maintenance or attention
  12. (maintained) class of emergency lighting fitting which is constantly illuminated. When the mains supply fails power to the lamp is provided by a rechargeable battery. During mains operation battery condition is maintained by trickle charging from the mains supply. ...
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  14. (Maintains) the proper balance of water, salts and acids
  15. To retain records in identifiable recordkeeping systems over time in accordance with disposal decisions. ...
  16. v.  ~ sth cause sth to continue; keep sth in existence at the same level, standard, etc
  17. Under the Privacy Act, maintain means to keep, collect,
  18. To collect, store, use or have available for dissemination when used in connection with the term "record"; and, to have control over or responsibility for a system of records when used in connection with the term "System of Records."
  19. To continually test, debug, and modify a program so as to fix bugs and otherwise ensure that it continues to work reliably (e.g., in the face of changes to its environment, to its requirements, or to the underlying system).
  20. keep up to date, curate regulary to keep your voice and brand prevalent in your market.
  21. effort to maintain wholesome things; s. padhána.
  22. The process of fixing bugs in, and adding new features to, existing software.
  23. Routine upkeep and repair of a sign structure short of reconstructing the sign. Painting, changing copy, changing panels, and small repairs are maintenance. ...
  24. Maintain shall include general servicing and upkeep in a safe, operable, and attractive condition.
  25. continue, keep up, preserve/provide, support, aid, sustain, conserve, perpetuate