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English definition of “maintain”


verb [T] (CONTINUE TO HAVE)   /meɪnˈteɪn/
to continue to have; to keep in existence, or not allow to become less: Despite living in different states, the two families have maintained a close friendship. You have to maintain a minimum balance in your checking account.
(Definition of maintain verb (CONTINUE TO HAVE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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