Definition of mantain
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"
(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."
3. maintain [ v ] keep in perfect or unaltered condition
Examples: "We preserve these archeological findings" "The old lady could not keep up the building"
(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"
(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 categoricallyUsed 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 authorityUsed 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"
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"
9. maintain [ v ] maintain by writing regular records
Examples: "keep a diary" "maintain a record" "keep notes"
10. maintain [ v ] support against an opponent
Examples: "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
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"
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