maintain maintain  /meɪn ˈteɪn/


  1. (v) keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,
  2. (v) keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
  3. (v) supply with necessities and support
  4. (v) state categorically
  5. (v) have and exercise
  6. (v) maintain for use and service
  7. (v) maintain by writing regular records
  8. (v) state or assert
  9. (v) support against an opponent
  10. (v) stick to correctly or closely

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  1. If you can't maintain a conversation and your heart is beating rapidly, then you've probably crossed into vigorous.
  2. Part of this is out of necessity: to maintain a high circulation, she must appeal to as broad an audience as possible.
  3. Photographer Anthony Suau documents the surging influence of the drug cartels in Northern Mexico and the efforts by police to maintain law and order.


  1. Las Vegas Sands Kept at Neutral

    We maintain our Neutral recommendation on Las Vegas Sands.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Zacks via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Fed May Just Maintain Purchases, Says Chandler of Brown Brothers

    Federal Reserve Chairman Ben S. Bernanke will probably say tomorrow after a central-bank meeting that policy makers will maintain current bond purchases until improvement in the economy changes their mind, said Marc Chandler of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  3. How To Clean and Maintain Your Gas Grill with Sean Buino

    The smell of a grill is a summertime staple in Chicago. On this Weekend Workbench project, Sean Buino, owner of Dad’s Handyman Service on Southport, shows exactly how to maintain your unit to keep it grilling like new whether it’s …
    on June 18, 2013     Source: WGN TV Chicago


  1. "We didn't expect this," he said. "We know that any World Cup match is about 90 minutes. In the first half we were able to play better and we weren't able to maintain that rhythm in the second half."
    on Jul 2, 2010 By: Carlos Dunga Source: The Associated Press

  2. In a statement released by his publicists, Urban says the incident was "the result of one person's desire to do his job and my desire to maintain my privacy."
    on Oct 1, 2007 By: Keith Urban Source: TheShowBuzz

  3. "It is to make Britain safe and the rest of the world safe that we must make sure we honour our commitment to maintain a free and stable Afghanistan," Brown said.
    on Aug 16, 2009 By: Gordon Brown Source: Reuters

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