maintain


maintain
01. Tian Hsu works hard to [maintain] close friendships with the students she studied with in London.
02. The roads haven't been properly [maintained], and now are full of cracks and potholes.
03. The President always [maintained] that he didn't actually have a sexual relationship with Lewinsky.
04. The provincial government has decided to [maintain] university tuition fees at the same level for another year.
05. The city can no longer afford to [maintain] the zoo, and will sell all the animals that are remaining.
06. Kimball Wiles once said that creativity is a method of progress, whereas conformity [maintains] the status quo.
07. The blue whale is [maintained] by its blubber, and can go up to half a year without eating.
08. Experts [maintain] that refrigerating champagne or other white wines for more than a few hours can dull the flavor.
09. H. Douglas Brown has suggested that the chief mechanism for [maintaining] the bonds of society is language.
10. Studies show that even when women enter the labor force, their responsibilities for [maintaining] the household do not diminish.
11. [Maintaining] a separate language and culture is difficult without a sufficiently large ethnic concentration within a given area.
12. The most essential minerals to the human body are: salt for [maintaining] water levels, iron for red blood cells, and calcium for bones.
13. An average bee hive has 30,000 to 60,000 bees living in it, but this population is easily [maintained] by a queen laying 1,000 to 3,000 eggs per day.
14. It takes more than 8,000 workers to operate and [maintain] the Panama Canal.
15. Josef Stalin starved, deported, tortured and killed millions of people in his country in order to [maintain] his dictatorship.
16. Combining physical activity with a healthy diet is the best way to [maintain] a healthy body weight.
17. A positive attitude helps language students [maintain] their interest in learning long enough to achieve their goals.
18. In order to [maintain] proficiency in a second language, it is essential that you continue to use the language on a regular basis.
19. One of the goals of the United Nations is to [maintain] international peace and security.
20. The sun is the generator and [maintainer] of all life and all life processes on our Earth.
21. Studies show that seven or eight hours of sleep a night are best in order to build, repair, and [maintain] the immune system.
22. Regular exercise helps build and [maintain] healthy bones, muscles, and joints.
23. Madagascar's small army is used mainly for [maintaining] law and order in the country.
24. In order to ensure proper [maintenance] of your car, you should do a regular tune-up.
25. A French proverb suggests that small gifts [maintain] friendship, and big ones [maintain] love.
26. The Koran states that men have authority over women because God has made the one superior to the other, and because they spend their wealth to [maintain] them.
27. It is important for all researchers in the field of psychology to [maintain] a strict code of ethical conduct.
28. Proper nutrition and regular exercise are vitally important in [maintaining] a health body and mind.
29. Sociologists [maintain] that our world is ordered by the beliefs, norms, and values of the group we are born into.

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  • Maintain — Main*tain, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Maintained}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Maintaining}.] [OE. maintenen, F. maintenir, properly, to hold by the hand; main hand (L. manus) + F. tenir to hold (L. tenere). See {Manual}, and Tenable.] 1. To hold or keep in any… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • maintain — main‧tain [meɪnˈteɪn, mən ] verb [transitive] 1. to make something continue in the same way or at the same high standard as before: • It is impossible to maintain exports at past levels. • To maintain sales growth, the company plans to unveil a… …   Financial and business terms

  • maintain — maintain, assert, defend, vindicate, justify are comparable when they mean to uphold as true, right, just, valid, or worthy of notice or acceptance in the face of opposition or indifference. Maintain implies a firmness of conviction. When this… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • maintain — I (carry on) verb adfirmare, confirmare, contendere, continue, follow up, go on, keep alive, keep going, keep on, keep up, perpetuate, persevere, persist, proceed with, prolong, pursue, shore up, stick to II (commence) verb activate, b …   Law dictionary

  • maintain — [mān tān′] vt. [ME mainteinen < OFr maintenir < ML manutenere < L manu tenere, to hold in the hand < manu, abl. of manus, hand + tenere, to hold: see MANUAL & TENANT] 1. to keep or keep up; continue in or with; carry on 2. a) to keep… …   English World dictionary

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  • maintain — [v1] care for, keep up advance, carry on, conserve, continue, control, cultivate, finance, go on with, guard, keep, keep going, look after, manage, nurture, perpetuate, persevere, preserve, prolong, protect, provide, renew, repair, retain, save,… …   New thesaurus

  • maintain — (v.) mid 13c., to practice habitually, from Anglo Fr. meintenir (O.Fr. maintenir, 12c.) keep (a wife), sustain; persevere in, practice continually, from L. manu tenere hold in the hand, from manu, ablative of manus hand (see MANUAL (Cf. manual))… …   Etymology dictionary

  • maintain — ► VERB 1) cause or enable (a condition or state of affairs) to continue. 2) keep (a building, machine, etc.) in good condition by checking or repairing it regularly. 3) provide with necessities for life or existence. 4) assert to be the case.… …   English terms dictionary

  • maintain — [[t]meɪnte͟ɪn[/t]] ♦♦ maintains, maintaining, maintained 1) VERB If you maintain something, you continue to have it, and do not let it stop or grow weaker. [V n] The Department maintains many close contacts with the chemical industry... [V n]… …   English dictionary