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Another word for maintain

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Verb
  1. To persevere in some condition, action, or belief

    See also:

    continue

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

    See also:

    keep

  3. To supply with the necessities of life

    See also:

    care for

  4. To support against arguments, attack, or criticism

      1. To clear of accusation, blame, suspicion, or doubt with supporting arguments or proof:
      2. To defend, maintain, or insist on the recognition of (one's rights, for example).
      3. To demonstrate or prove the value or validity of; justify:
      1. To demonstrate or prove to be just, right, or valid:
      2. To free (a human) of the guilt and penalty attached to grievous sin. Used of God.
      3. To demonstrate sufficient legal reason for (an action taken).
      1. To make or keep safe from danger, attack, or harm:
      2. To engage in or be prepared to engage in battle to prevent (a population or area, for example) from being captured or occupied by an enemy.
      3. To attempt to prevent the opposition from scoring while playing in or near (a goal or area of a field, for example).
      1. To make excuse for or regretful acknowledgment of a fault or offense.
      2. To make a formal defense or justification in speech or writing.
  5. To put into words positively and with conviction

      1. A condition or mode of being, as with regard to circumstances:
      2. A condition of being in a stage or form, as of structure, growth, or development:
      3. A mental or emotional condition:
      1. To utter aloud; pronounce:
      2. To express in words:
      3. To state as an opinion or judgment; declare:
      1. To have and keep in one's grasp:
      2. To aim or direct; point:
      3. To keep from falling or moving; support:
      1. To make known formally or officially; proclaim:
      2. To state emphatically or authoritatively; affirm:
      3. To reveal or make manifest; show:
      1. To strive in opposition or against difficulties; struggle:
      2. To strive in competition, as in a race; vie:
      3. To strive in controversy or debate; dispute.
      1. To demand, ask for, or take as one's own or one's due:
      2. To take in a violent manner as if by right:
      3. To state to be true, especially when open to question; assert or maintain:
      1. To acknowledge or declare openly and unashamedly:
      2. To state positively; declare:
      1. To declare the provable truth or validity of; affirm:
      2. To corroborate or confirm; vouch for:
      3. To accept responsibility for (an action, for example); acknowledge.
      1. To affirm positively; declare:
      2. To assert formally as a fact.
      1. To declare seriously or positively; affirm.
      1. To state or express positively; affirm:
      2. To defend or maintain (one's rights, for example).
      3. To put into action boldly; employ or demonstrate:
      1. To put forth reasons for or against; debate:
      2. To attempt to prove by reasoning; maintain or contend:
      3. To give evidence of; indicate:
      1. To assert to be true; affirm:
      2. To assert prior to a final determination:
      3. To state (a plea or excuse, for example) in support or denial of a claim or accusation:
      1. To declare positively; assert to be true:
      2. To declare support for or belief in:
      3. To rule (a court decision) to have been correct; confirm:
    Idioms:
    See also:

    affirm

Another word for maintain

Verb
  1. To uphold

  2. To assert

      1. To affirm to be correct, true, or genuine:
      2. To certify by signature or oath:
      3. To certify in an official capacity.
      1. To declare positively; assert to be true:
      2. To declare support for or belief in:
      3. To rule (a court decision) to have been correct; confirm:
      1. A condition or mode of being, as with regard to circumstances:
      2. A condition of being in a stage or form, as of structure, growth, or development:
      3. A mental or emotional condition:
  3. To keep ready for use

  4. To continue

    See also:

    continue

  5. To support