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One entry found for maintain.
Main Entry: main·tain
Pronunciation: mamacrn-primarystresstamacrn, mschwan-
Function: verb
1 : to keep in an existing state; especially : to keep in good condition <maintain one's health> <maintain machinery>
2 : to defend by argument <maintain a position>
3 : to continue in : CARRY ON, KEEP UP <maintain your balance> <maintain a correspondence>
4 : to provide for : SUPPORT <maintain my family by working>
5 : to insist to be true <maintained that all men are equal>
- main·tain·able /-primarystresstamacr-nschwa-bschwal/ adjective
- main·tain·er noun

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