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Definition of Maintain


  1. To hold or keep in any particular state or condition; to support; to sustain; to uphold; to keep up; not to suffer to fail or decline; as, to maintain a certain degree of heat in a furnace; to maintain a fence or a railroad; to maintain the digestive process or powers of the stomach; to maintain the fertility of soil; to maintain present reputation.
  2. To keep possession of; to hold and defend; not to surrender or relinquish.
  3. To continue; not to suffer to cease or fail.
  4. To bear the expense of; to support; to keep up; to supply with what is needed.
  5. To affirm; to support or defend by argument.
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Maintain Translations

maintain in Afrikaans is bewaar, argumenteer
maintain in Danish is beholde
maintain in Dutch is vertogen, betogen, argumenteren
maintain in French is conserver, maintiennent, maintiens, maintenons
maintain in Italian is fiancheggiare, mantenere, ottengo
maintain in Latin is conservo, alo (alui altum), retineo, teneo
maintain in Portuguese is mantenha
maintain in Spanish is apoyar, conservar