• Maintain Definition & Synonyms

  1. (v. t.) 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. (v. t.) To affirm; to support or defend by argument.
  3. (v. t.) To bear the expense of; to support; to keep up; to supply with what is needed.
  4. (v. t.) To continue; not to suffer to cease or fail.
  5. (v. t.) To keep possession of; to hold and defend; not to surrender or relinquish.

Assert, Asseverate, Conserve, Defend, Exert, Hold, Keep, Observe, Preserve, Sustain, Uphold, Wield,

• Maintainor Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) One who, not being interested, maintains a cause depending between others, by furnishing money, etc., to either party.

• Maintaining Definition & Synonyms

  1. (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Maintain