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To maintain something is to keep it in existence, or to preserve it. How does maintain compare to the synonyms support, sustain, and uphold? Learn more on Thesaurus.com.
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Because I wrote a book years ago about the Army-Navy football rivalry and have maintained connections with many from the two schools, I know a lot of veterans.Mark Cuban had the right idea: It’s time to rethink how we use the national anthem|John Feinstein|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
They are institutions built to hold and maintain power for a political group.What happens to an entrenched two-party system when one party undermines the system?|Philip Bump|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
One method of maintaining a connection to the person, product or brand that is the target of a boycott is called “moral decoupling.”MyPillow boycott: How a product can spark an identity crisis|Elizabeth Chang|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Those statements conflict with the union’s efforts to work with the NBA on a scaled-down event, in hopes of salvaging television revenue and maintaining productive relationships with the owners and media partners.The NBA’s week of controversies show how hard life is outside of the bubble|Ben Golliver|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Shallal said the Anacostia Busboys and Poets has maintained more revenue during the pandemic than any of the restaurant’s other locations.Busboys and Poets to launch ‘streatery’ east of the Anacostia River|Michael Brice-Saddler|February 12, 2021|Washington Post
Models in Israel will have to maintain a BMI of 18.5 or higher if they want to stay employed.How Skinny Is Too Skinny? Israel Bans ‘Underweight’ Models|Carrie Arnold|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
They were just way too aggressive to try and maintain on a farm here,” says Gow of his “Nazi cows.
While not all 86 million maintain positions of governance or public service, the Party's machinery runs on watchmaker precision.
There was really only one good reason to maintain the embargo: Trade with Cuba strengthens the Castros.
But if the goal is to maintain any hope—grim as it is— for serious negotiations leading to a two state solution.Why We Should Delay The Israel-Palestinian Peace Process|Aaron David Miller|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The dormant accounts most of the banks maintain with the reserve bank are, perhaps, indicative of their attitude toward it.
I always maintain that our women are of immense service to us, but many of them are physically unfit.Ancestors|Gertrude Atherton
But in one respect the currency notes helped to maintain the country's gold standard.
My own opportunities have been very limited, yet so far as they go they tend to maintain the justice of this remark.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
Not one of the early electric actions proved either quick or reliable, and all were costly to install and maintain.The Recent Revolution in Organ Building|George Laing Miller