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Another word for keep

  1. To have and maintain in one's possession

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  2. To have for sale

      1. A supply accumulated for future use; a store.
      2. The total merchandise kept on hand by a merchant, commercial establishment, warehouse, or manufacturer.
      3. All the animals kept or raised on a farm; livestock.
      1. To hold or support while moving; bear:
      2. To move or take from one place to another; transport:
      3. To escort or accompany.
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  3. To supply with the necessities of life

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    care for

  4. To have or put in a customary place

      1. A place where merchandise is offered for sale; a shop.
      2. A stock or supply reserved for future use:
      3. Supplies, especially of food, clothing, or arms.
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  5. To remain fresh and unspoiled

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  6. To persevere in some condition, action, or belief

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  7. To control, restrict, or arrest

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  8. To hold oneself back

      1. To refrain from giving or granting:
      2. To keep in check; restrain:
      3. To deduct (withholding tax) from an employee's salary.
      1. To hold oneself back; forbear from doing something:
      1. (idiomatic) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
      2. (idiomatic) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
      3. (idiomatic, intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
      1. To keep oneself from doing something; hold back; refrain:
      2. To be tolerant or patient in the face of provocation.
      3. To refrain from; resist:
      1. To keep oneself from doing, engaging in, or partaking of something; refrain:
      2. To refrain from voting:
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  9. To reserve for the future

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  10. To carry out the functions, requirements, or terms of

      1. To begin and carry through to completion; do:
      2. To take action in accordance with the requirements of; fulfill:
      3. To enact (a feat or role) before an audience.
      1. A tool, utensil, or other piece of equipment used in doing work:
      2. An article used to outfit or equip someone:
      3. A means of achieving an end; an instrument or agent.
      1. To bring into actuality; effect or make real:
      2. To do, perform, or obey (a task or order, for example); carry out.
      3. To meet (a requirement or condition); satisfy.
      1. Activity that requires physical or mental exertion, especially when performed to develop or maintain fitness:
      2. A specific activity performed to develop or maintain fitness or a skill:
      3. The active use or application of something:
      1. To put into effect; carry out:
      2. To perform; do:
      3. To create (a work of art, for example) in accordance with a prescribed design.
      1. To perform or execute; carry out:
      2. To fulfill the requirements of:
      3. To perform the tasks or behaviors typically associated with (something), especially as part of one's character or normal duties:
      1. To release, as from confinement, care, or duty:
      2. To let go; empty out:
      3. To pour forth; emit:
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  11. To act in conformity with

  12. To mark (a day or an event) with ceremonies of respect, festivity, or rejoicing

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  1. The means needed to support life

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  2. A place for the confinement of persons in lawful detention

      1. To pass an implement through (a liquid, for example), usually in circular motions, so as to mix or cool the contents:
      2. To use an implement to move or rearrange the fuel in (a fire) to increase light or heat.
      3. To add or mix in (an ingredient, for example) into a liquid or mixture by moving an implement:
      1. One that slams:
      2. A jail.
      1. A large, often rounded vessel of earthenware, glass, or metal with a small mouth, a handle, and usually a stopper or cap.
      2. The amount that a jug can hold.
      3. A small pitcher.
      1. A place or part at which two or more things are joined.
      2. A way in which two or more things are joined:
      3. A point of articulation between two or more bones, especially such a connection that allows motion.
      1. A small enclosure or cage, as for poultry or small animals.
      2. A cramped or uncomfortably confined space.
      3. A jail or prison.
      1. A device, container, or room that cools or keeps cool.
      2. A cold drink, usually carbonated, fruit-flavored, and containing wine or other alcoholic ingredients.
      3. A jail.
      1. To make or cause to make a light, sharp ringing sound:
      2. A light, sharp ringing sound, as of glass or metal.
      1. Used to indicate physical or mental ability:
      2. Used to indicate possession of a specified power, right, or privilege:
      3. Used to indicate possession of a specified capability or skill:
      1. A ballpoint pen.
      2. A fountain pen.
      3. A pen point.
      1. A jail, especially one in which offenders are held while awaiting a court hearing.
      2. The act or an instance of locking.
      3. The state of being locked.
      1. A place for the confinement and punishment of persons convicted of crimes, especially felonies.
      2. A state of imprisonment or captivity:
      3. A place or condition of confinement or restriction:
      1. A prison for those convicted of major crimes.
      2. A tribunal of the Roman Curia having jurisdiction in matters relating to penance, dispensations, and papal absolutions.
      3. A priest whose special function is the administration of the sacrament of penance in a particular church or diocese.
      1. A place of detention, especially for persons who are accused of committing a crime and have not been released on bail or for persons who are serving short sentences after conviction of a misdemeanor.
      2. Detention in a jail.
      3. To detain in a jail.
      1. An institution for the confinement of persons convicted of minor criminal offenses.
      2. An institution dedicated to the management and rehabilitation of persons perceived to be at risk of becoming criminals.
      1. A two-masted sailing vessel, square-rigged on both masts.
      2. A jail or prison on board a US Navy or Coast Guard vessel.
      3. A jail or guardhouse, especially on the premises of a US military installation.
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    keep back

  1. To have and maintain in one's possession

  2. keep off

  3. To turn or drive away

  4. keep on

  5. To continue without halting despite difficulties or setbacks

  6. keep out

  7. To keep from being admitted, included, or considered

  8. keep up

  9. To keep in a condition of good repair, efficiency, or use

Another word for keep

  1. To hold

      1. To be in possession of:
      2. To possess as a characteristic, quality, or function:
      3. To possess or contain as a constituent part:
      1. To take hold of or seize firmly with the hand, the foot, another body part, or an instrument:
      2. To hold with the arms; embrace.
      3. To take hold of intellectually; comprehend.
      1. A tight hold; a firm grasp:
      2. The pressure or strength of such a grasp:
      3. A manner of grasping and holding:
      1. To keep possession of; continue to have:
      2. To keep in a particular place or condition:
      3. To continue to have as a feature or aspect:
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  2. To maintain

  3. To continue

  4. To operate

      1. To manage or regulate the business or affairs of; be in charge of:
      2. To supervise or oversee (an activity or process):
      3. To give guidance and instruction to (actors or musicians, for example) in the rehearsal and performance of a work.
      1. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.
      2. To retreat rapidly; flee:
      3. To depart; leave:
      1. To have charge of; manage.
      2. To give or apply in a formal way:
      3. To apply as a remedy:
  5. To tend

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  6. To remain

  7. To store

      1. To place in a specified location; set:
      2. To cause to be in a specified condition:
      3. To cause (one) to undergo something; subject:
      1. An amount of goods or valuables, especially when kept in a concealed or hard-to-reach place:
      2. The concealed or hard-to-reach place used for storing a cache.
      3. A fast storage buffer in the central processing unit of a computer.
      1. To put or set down; place.
      2. To lay down or leave behind by a natural process:
      3. To give over or entrust for safekeeping.
  8. To prevent; used with from

      1. To turn away:
      2. To keep from happening; prevent:
      1. A solid piece of a hard substance, such as wood, having one or more flat sides.
      2. Such a piece used as a construction member or as a support.
      3. Such a piece upon which chopping or cutting is done:
      1. To close (an opening or hole) by covering, filling in, or plugging up:
      2. To constrict (an opening or orifice):
      3. To obstruct or block passage on (a road, for example).
  9. To observe