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Definition of Maintain

Maintain
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 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. God values . . . every one as he maintains his post. --Grew. 3. To continue; not to suffer to cease or fail. Maintain talk with the duke. --Shak. 4. To bear the expense of; to support; to keep up; to supply with what is needed. Glad, by his labor, to maintain his life. --Stirling. What maintains one vice would bring up two children. --Franklin. 5. To affirm; to support or defend by argument. It is hard to maintain the truth, but much harder to be maintained by it. --South. Syn: To assert; vindicate; allege. See Assert.

Meaning of Maintain from wikipedia

- In engineering, maintainability is the ease with which a product can be maintained to: correct defects or their cause, Repair or replace faulty or worn-out...
- technical system, in which the concept of maintainability must be included. In this scenario, maintainability is considered as the ability of an item,...
- Maintaining is a 2007-2009 comic strip by cartoonist Nate Cr****more. Cr****more is a two-time winner of the Scripps College Cartoonist of the Year and...
- open source software and inner source software, a software maintainer or package maintainer is usually one or more people who build source code into a...
- Can't Maintain (stylized as can't maintain.) is the third studio album by Andrew Jackson Jihad. Jeff Rosenstock pla**** horns and theremin on the album...
- Pereira Maintains (Italian: Sostiene Pereira) is a 1994 novel by the Italian writer Antonio Tabucchi. It is also known as Pereira Declares and Declares...
- Grant-maintained schools or GM schools were state schools in England and Wales between 1988 and 1998 that had opted out of local government control, being...
- his stage name Olu Maintain (sometimes called Mr. Yahooze), is a Nigerian singer. He co-founded the musical group known as Maintain with his cousin, Tolu...
- Maintaining a common nuisance is a legal term for anyone knowingly using or renting out a place for people to make, sell, or use illegal drugs. It can...
- Maintain is a song by Palestinian-Canadian rapper Belly, featuring vocals from fellow Canadian rapper and labelmate Nav. It was released on 6 April 2018...