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- 1. keep, maintain, hold
- usage: 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, preserve, maintain, keep up, keep
- usage: 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, keep, maintain, have, have got, hold
- usage: 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, asseverate, maintain, insist, take a firm stand
- usage: state categorically
- 5. wield, exert, maintain, have, have got, hold
- usage: have and exercise; "wield power and authority"
- 6. keep, maintain, have, have got, hold
- usage: 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, record, enter, put down
- usage: maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"
- 8. maintain, defend, affirm
- usage: state or assert; "He maintained his innocence"
- 9. uphold, maintain, confirm, reassert
- usage: support against an opponent; "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
- 10. observe, keep, maintain
- usage: stick to correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"
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