maintain

Part of speech: verb

To hold; keep; support; uphold; vindicate; make good.

Part of speech: verb

To assert; affirm.

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Usage examples "maintain":

  1. God helping us we will maintain our honor in this matter as in all others. - "The Great Mogul", Louis Tracy.
  2. A Cardinal, who lives out of the Roman States, may maintain a certain independence or even opposition, as the precedent of Cardinal Noailles shows, but in Rome this is impossible. - "Letters From Rome on the Council", Johann Joseph Ignaz von Döllinger.
  3. After all, a party like yours in close alliance with the Government of the country must do something to maintain the majesty of the law. - "Gossamer 1915", George A. Birmingham.