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Pronunciation: (mān-tān'), Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/maintain.html on line 77 [key]
v.t.
1. to keep in existence or continuance; preserve; retain: to maintain good relations with neighboring countries.
2. to keep in an appropriate condition, operation, or force; keep unimpaired: to maintain order; to maintain public highways.
3. to keep in a specified state, position, etc.: to maintain a correct posture; to maintain good health.
4. to affirm; assert; declare: He maintained that the country was going downhill.
5. to support in speech or argument, as a statement or proposition.
6. to keep or hold against attack: to maintain one's ground.
7. to provide for the upkeep or support of; carry the expenses of: to maintain a family.
8. to sustain or support: not enough water to maintain life.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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  • Strict Standards: Non-static method FenSites::linkTo() should not be called statically in /site/html/dictionary/maintain.html on line 150 maintain (Thesaurus)

 

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