Maintain

  • 1 Maintain — Main*tain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Maintained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Maintaining}.] [OE. maintenen, F. maintenir, properly, to hold by the hand; main hand (L. manus) + F. tenir to hold (L. tenere). See {Manual}, and Tenable.] 1. To hold or keep in any… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 maintain — main‧tain [meɪnˈteɪn, mən ] verb [transitive] 1. to make something continue in the same way or at the same high standard as before: • It is impossible to maintain exports at past levels. • To maintain sales growth, the company plans to unveil a… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 3 maintain — maintain, assert, defend, vindicate, justify are comparable when they mean to uphold as true, right, just, valid, or worthy of notice or acceptance in the face of opposition or indifference. Maintain implies a firmness of conviction. When this… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 4 maintain — I (carry on) verb adfirmare, confirmare, contendere, continue, follow up, go on, keep alive, keep going, keep on, keep up, perpetuate, persevere, persist, proceed with, prolong, pursue, shore up, stick to II (commence) verb activate, b …

    Law dictionary

  • 5 maintain — [mān tān′] vt. [ME mainteinen < OFr maintenir < ML manutenere < L manu tenere, to hold in the hand < manu, abl. of manus, hand + tenere, to hold: see MANUAL & TENANT] 1. to keep or keep up; continue in or with; carry on 2. a) to keep… …

    English World dictionary

  • 6 Maintain — Allgemeine Informationen Genre(s) Metalcore Gründung 1998 Website http://www.maintain hc.de …

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  • 7 maintain — [v1] care for, keep up advance, carry on, conserve, continue, control, cultivate, finance, go on with, guard, keep, keep going, look after, manage, nurture, perpetuate, persevere, preserve, prolong, protect, provide, renew, repair, retain, save,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 8 maintain — (v.) mid 13c., to practice habitually, from Anglo Fr. meintenir (O.Fr. maintenir, 12c.) keep (a wife), sustain; persevere in, practice continually, from L. manu tenere hold in the hand, from manu, ablative of manus hand (see MANUAL (Cf. manual))… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 9 maintain — ► VERB 1) cause or enable (a condition or state of affairs) to continue. 2) keep (a building, machine, etc.) in good condition by checking or repairing it regularly. 3) provide with necessities for life or existence. 4) assert to be the case.… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 maintain — 01. Tian Hsu works hard to [maintain] close friendships with the students she studied with in London. 02. The roads haven t been properly [maintained], and now are full of cracks and potholes. 03. The President always [maintained] that he didn t… …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 11 maintain — [[t]meɪnte͟ɪn[/t]] ♦♦ maintains, maintaining, maintained 1) VERB If you maintain something, you continue to have it, and do not let it stop or grow weaker. [V n] The Department maintains many close contacts with the chemical industry... [V n]… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 maintain — maintainable, adj. maintainability, n. maintainer, n. /mayn tayn /, 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; …

    Universalium

  • 13 maintain — verb 1 keep sth at the same level VERB + MAINTAIN ▪ be anxious to, want to ▪ We are anxious to maintain our close links with the police. ▪ have to, need to ▪ strive to …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 maintain — main|tain W2S3 [meınˈteın, mən ] v [T] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(make something continue)¦ 2¦(level/rate)¦ 3¦(say)¦ 4¦(look after something)¦ 5¦(provide money/food)¦ ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ [Date: 1200 1300; : Old French; Origin: maintenir, from Latin manu tenere to hold in… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 maintain */*/*/ — UK [meɪnˈteɪn] / US verb [transitive] Word forms maintain : present tense I/you/we/they maintain he/she/it maintains present participle maintaining past tense maintained past participle maintained 1) to make something stay the same Maintaining… …

    English dictionary

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  • 17 maintain — verb (T) 1 MAKE STH CONTINUE to make something continue in the same way or at the same high standard as before: Britain wants to maintain its position as a world power. | our commitment to maintaining a high quality service 2 LEVEL/RATE to make a …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 18 maintain — transitive verb Etymology: Middle English mainteinen, from Anglo French maintenir, maynteiner, from Medieval Latin manutenēre, from Latin manu tenēre to hold in the hand Date: 14th century 1. to keep in an existing state (as of repair, efficiency …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 19 maintain — main|tain [ meın teın ] verb *** ▸ 1 keep something the same ▸ 2 keep in good condition ▸ 3 keep saying something ▸ 4 provide money etc. ▸ 5 not get angry 1. ) transitive to make something stay the same: KEEP: Maintaining your current weight… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 maintain — /meɪnˈteɪn / (say mayn tayn), /mən / (say muhn ) verb (t) 1. to keep in existence or continuance; preserve; retain: to maintain good relations with New Zealand. 2. to keep in due condition, operation, or force; keep unimpaired: to maintain order; …

    Australian English dictionary