Maintain is defined as to keep in a current state in order to prevent from failing or breaking or to carry on or to support or provide.
To take hold of firmly with or as with the hand or arms; grip
To keep or maintain intact:
To grasp and hold tightly:
(Archaic) To provide with a husband or become the husband of; marry
To provide work to (someone) for pay:
To involve oneself or become occupied; participate:
To request return of (a product) to the manufacturer, as for necessary repairs or adjustments.
To have (an event, thing, person, etc.) come to mind again; think of again
Absorb is defined as to take in something and make it part of a larger unit.
To grant a military commission to.
To be capable of holding:
To hold in the mind; entertain:
To commit to memory; learn by heart.
To hold as property or occupy in person; have as something that belongs to one; own
To use one's memory to become aware of (something); recall to mind.
To have control over:
To think about or tell of past experiences or events:
To restrain is defined as to hold back or keep under control.
Withhold is defined as to hold back or refuse.
(Law) To adjudicate (a cause of action) as insufficient to proceed further in court because of some deficiency in law or fact.
To drive away by setting a fire.
To emotionally disengage or to distract oneself from a situation.
Lose is defined as to wind up without something or to fail in a competition.
To set free from confinement or bondage:
Free means to release or let go.
To persevere in some condition, action, or belief
To remind (oneself); remember.
To object to; dislike:
To come or bring to mind again
To call to mind; remember:
(Intransitive, idiomatic) To show emotion, to grieve or be concerned about something or someone.
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