maintained maintained  /meɪn ˈteɪnd/

Definition(s):

  1. (adj) kept in good condition
  2. (adj) continued in your keeping or use or memory

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. To summarize, the survey shows that the public has maintained a very consistent view that Republicans need to do more to cooperate with President Obama.
  2. At first, the ruling junta, which has maintained an iron grip for 45 years, tried to extinguish the protest movement by arresting dozens of pro-democracy activists.
  3. NBC, with Brian Williams, maintained its hold on first place with modesty growth in the first quarter.

News

  1. Rays recall prized prospect Wil Myers

    Update 6:26 p.m. Rays executive VP Andrew Friedman said they've always maintained that when prized OF prospect Wil Myers was ready, they'd auger out a spot for him.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: Tampa Bay Times

  2. Turkish police crack down on revival of protests

    ISTANBUL (AP) — Thousands of defiant protesters attempting to converge on central Istanbul's Taksim Square on Sunday were kept away by police firing repeated rounds of tear gas, as the government maintained a hard line against rekindled demonstrations.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Associated Press via Yahoo! News

  3. Casting for customers: N.J. party, charter boats see slow start to summer season after Sandy

    Rosters maintained by the state show the charter and party boat fleet held steady despite the damage Hurricane Sandy left at harbors and marinas along the coast, but captains say what they're seeing at the docks tells a different story
    on June 16, 2013     Source: The Star-Ledger

Quotes

  1. Bush acknowledged that success in Iraq would require a "US political, economic and security engagement that extends beyond my presidency.peStill, he maintained that his surge is working, despite several recent blue-ribbon reports concluding that the...
    on Sep 13, 2007 By: President Bush Source: Courier Mail

  2. "For 50 years and more, Elizabeth Windsor has maintained her dignity, her sense of duty and her hairstyle. She's had her feet planted firmly on the ground, her hat on her head, her handbag on her arm and she has weathered many, many storms,"...
    on Feb 25, 2007 By: Helen Mirren Source: Reuters.uk

  3. "I will stress to the Cabinet that the vigilance must be maintained over the next few days," Brown said.
    on Jun 29, 2007 By: Gordon Brown Source: Forbes

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