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Definition of maintaince

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1. maintain [ v ] keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
Examples: "hold in place" "She always held herself as a lady" "The students keep me on my toes"

Used in print:

(James A. Ibers et al., "Proton magnetic resonance...)

The rf power level was maintained small enough at all times to prevent obvious line shape distortions by saturation effects .

The temperature was maintained to within about **f for the period_of_time required to make the measurement ( usually about one hour ) .

(J. F. Vedder, "Micrometeorites", in Francis S. J...)

According_to Whipple ( 1955 ) , cometary debris is sufficient to replenish the material spiraling into the sun , maintaining a fairly steady state .

(M. Yokoyama et al., "Chemical and serological...)

During the latter procedure the temperature was maintained at 2 ` C by surrounding the apparatus with ice .

At the end of the run , the strips in the third and sixth positions in each chamber were dried , stained for 1 hr , washed and dried , while the other strips were maintained in a horizontal position at 1 ` C .

Synonyms hold keep maintain Related Terms continue keep_waiting hold_over conserve preserve housekeep distance carry pressurize survive refrain_from postpone resist prolong delay exclude keep_up check bypass keep_in sequester keep_off number keep_off maintainer

2. maintain [ v ] to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
Examples: : "save something in case you hit trouble."

Synonyms maintain save preserve conserve keep_up Related Terms keep keep record conserve embalm plastinate hold_the_line care conservation

3. maintain [ v ] keep in perfect or unaltered condition
Examples: "We preserve these archeological findings" "The old lady could not keep up the building"

Used in print:

(The Dallas Morning News,...)

In_private life , Miss_Garson is Mrs._E._E._Fogelson and on the go most_of the time commuting from Dallas , where they maintain an apartment , to their California home in Los_Angeles ' suburban Bel-Air to their ranch in Pecos , New_Mexico .

(Saturday Review, 44: 15...)

In_addition to the interlibrary loan service and the children 's program , headquarters has a public_relations director who seeks to get wider grassroots support for quality library service in the county ; it prepares cooperative displays ( posters , booklists , brochures , and other promotional_material ) for use in member libraries ; it maintains a central exhibit collection to share displays already created and used ; and it publishes Sum and Substance , a monthly newsletter , which reports the system 's activities to the staffs and trustees of member libraries .

Although progress has been made in America 's system of libraries it still falls_short_of what is required if we are to maintain the standards that are needed for an informed America .

(The Atlanta Constitution,...)

By maintaining the nuclear deterrent , but gearing American military_forces to fight conventional wars too , Secretary_of_State Rusk junks bluff and nuclear brinkmanship and builds more muscle and greater safety into our military position .

He maintained amply financed lobbies in the United_States and elsewhere which sycophantically chanted his praise , and his influence extended even to Congress .

Synonyms maintain preserve keep_up Related Terms keep hold_the_line

4. maintain [ v ] supply with necessities and support
Examples: : "She alone sustained her family" "The money will sustain our good cause" "There's little to earn and many to keep"

Used in print:

(The Christian Science Monitor,...)

The major studios maintain a cadre of film librarians and research specialists who look to this matter .

(High Fidelity, 11:10...)

A contributing factor is the perspective , the uniform aesthetic distance which is maintained .

(Joyce O. Hertzler, American Social Institutions;...)

The religion supports , re-enforces , reaffirms , and maintains the fundamental values .

Synonyms maintain keep sustain Related Terms have must reseed carry patronage carry support maintenance

5. maintain [ v ] state categorically

Used in print:

(Edward P. Lawton, "Northern Liberals and Southern...)

All Southerners agree that slavery had to go ; but many historians maintain that except for Northern meddling it would have ended in states like Virginia years before it did .

(Howard Fast, April Morning....)

Cousin_Joshua and some others felt that we should march toward Lexington and take_up new positions ahead of the slow-moving British column , but another group maintained that we should stick to this spot and this section of road .

I went_off with Cousin_Simmons , who maintained that if he did n't see to me , he did n't know who would .

Synonyms assert maintain asseverate Related Terms insist say predicate assertion

6. maintain [ v ] of power or authority

Used in print:


With the neutralists maintaining pressure for one of their own to succeed Mr._Hammarskjold , U_Thant emerged as the only possible candidate unlikely to be waylaid by a veto .

Synonyms exert maintain wield Related Terms have must

7. maintain [ v ] state or assert
Examples: "He maintained his innocence"

Synonyms defend maintain Related Terms affirm vindicate

8. maintain [ v ] maintain for use and service
Examples: "I keep a car in the countryside" "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"

Synonyms maintain keep Related Terms have must

9. maintain [ v ] maintain by writing regular records
Examples: "keep a diary" "maintain a record" "keep notes"

Synonyms keep maintain Related Terms record

10. maintain [ v ] support against an opponent
Examples: "The appellate court upheld the verdict"

Synonyms uphold maintain Related Terms confirm justify maintainer

11. maintain [ v ] observe correctly or closely
Examples: "The pianist kept time with the metronome" "keep count" "I cannot keep track of all my employees"

Synonyms keep observe maintain Related Terms observation observation observation

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