1. continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve, keep, maintain, hold
usage: keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
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. save, preserve, keep, hold on
usage: to keep up and reserve for personal or special use; "She saved the old family photographs in a drawer"