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Synonyms for maintain

Synonyms for (verb) maintain

Synonyms: maintain, uphold Definition: support against an opponent Usage: The appellate court upheld the verdict

Similar words: reassert, confirm Definition: strengthen or make more firm Usage: The witnesses confirmed the victim's account

Synonyms: assert, asseverate, maintain Definition: state categorically

Similar words: take a firm stand, insist Definition: be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge Usage: I must insist!

Synonyms: maintain, defend Definition: state or assert Usage: He maintained his innocence

Similar words: affirm Definition: say yes to

Synonyms: keep, maintain Definition: maintain by writing regular records Usage: keep a diary; maintain a record; keep notes

Similar words: record, put down, enter Definition: make a record of; set down in permanent form

Synonyms: sustain, maintain, keep Definition: supply with necessities and support Usage: She alone sustained her family; The money will sustain our good cause; There's little to earn and many to keep

Similar words: hold, have, have got Definition: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense Usage: She has $1,000 in the bank; He has got two beautiful daughters; She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

Synonyms: keep, maintain Definition: maintain for use and service Usage: I keep a car in the countryside; She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips

Similar words: hold, have, have got Definition: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense Usage: She has $1,000 in the bank; He has got two beautiful daughters; She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

Synonyms: exert, maintain, wield Definition: have and exercise Usage: wield power and authority

Similar words: hold, have, have got Definition: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense Usage: She has $1,000 in the bank; He has got two beautiful daughters; She holds a Master's degree from Harvard

Synonyms: preserve, maintain, keep up, conserve Definition: keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction Usage: We preserve these archeological findings; The old lady could not keep up the building; children must be taught to conserve our national heritage; The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts

Similar words: keep Definition: look after; be the keeper of; have charge of Usage: He keeps the shop when I am gone