fra: maintenir

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means(verb) conform one's action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"
observe, keep
means(verb) keep constant through physical or chemical reactions or evolutionary change; "Energy is conserved in this process"
means(verb) lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"
prolong, sustain, keep up
means(verb) show to be right by providing justification or proof; "vindicate a claim"
vindicate, justify
means(verb) keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
hold, keep, maintain
means(verb) keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last; "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
preserve, continue, uphold, bear on, carry on
means(verb) secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
retain, hold, hold back, keep back
means(verb) keep undisturbed for personal or private use for hunting, shooting, or fishing; "preserve the forest and the lakes"
means(verb) look after; be the keeper of; have charge of; "He keeps the shop when I am gone"
means(verb) retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
keep, hold on


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