Synonyms for keep

Synonyms for (noun) keep

Synonyms: hold, keep

Definition: a cell in a jail or prison

Similar words: cell, jail cell, prison cell

Definition: a room where a prisoner is kept


Synonyms: keep, donjon, dungeon

Definition: the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress

Similar words: stronghold, fastness

Definition: a strongly fortified defensive structure


Synonyms: bread and butter, livelihood, living, keep, support, sustenance

Definition: the financial means whereby one lives

Usage: each child was expected to pay for their keep; he applied to the state for support; he could no longer earn his own livelihood

Similar words: resource

Definition: available source of wealth; a new or reserve supply that can be drawn upon when needed

Synonyms for (verb) keep

Synonyms: keep, preserve

Definition: prevent (food) from rotting

Usage: preserved meats; keep potatoes fresh

Similar words: ready, prepare, make, cook, fix

Definition: prepare for eating by applying heat

Usage: Cook me dinner, please; can you make me an omelette?; fix breakfast for the guests, please


Synonyms: keep, maintain

Definition: maintain by writing regular records

Usage: keep a diary; maintain a record; keep notes

Similar words: record, put down, enter

Definition: make a record of; set down in permanent form


Synonyms: sustain, maintain, keep

Definition: supply with necessities and support

Usage: She alone sustained her family; The money will sustain our good cause; There's little to earn and many to keep

Similar words: hold, have, have got

Definition: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

Usage: She has $1,000 in the bank; He has got two beautiful daughters; She holds a Master's degree from Harvard


Synonyms: keep

Definition: hold and prevent from leaving

Usage: The student was kept after school

Similar words: detain, confine

Definition: deprive of freedom; take into confinement


Synonyms: hold on, keep

Definition: retain possession of

Usage: Can I keep my old stuffed animals?; She kept her maiden name after she married

Similar words: hold, have, have got

Definition: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

Usage: She has $1,000 in the bank; He has got two beautiful daughters; She holds a Master's degree from Harvard


Synonyms: keep

Definition: look after; be the keeper of; have charge of

Usage: He keeps the shop when I am gone

Similar words: hold, have, have got

Definition: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

Usage: She has $1,000 in the bank; He has got two beautiful daughters; She holds a Master's degree from Harvard


Synonyms: keep, maintain

Definition: maintain for use and service

Usage: I keep a car in the countryside; She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips

Similar words: hold, have, have got

Definition: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

Usage: She has $1,000 in the bank; He has got two beautiful daughters; She holds a Master's degree from Harvard


Synonyms: keep

Definition: have as a supply

Usage: I always keep batteries in the freezer; keep food for a week in the pantry; She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator

Similar words: hold, have, have got

Definition: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

Usage: She has $1,000 in the bank; He has got two beautiful daughters; She holds a Master's degree from Harvard


Synonyms: keep

Definition: store or keep customarily

Usage: Where do you keep your gardening tools?

Similar words: store

Definition: find a place for and put away for storage

Usage: where should we stow the vegetables?; I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some


Synonyms: hold open, keep, keep open, save

Definition: retain rights to

Usage: keep my job for me while I give birth; keep my seat, please; keep open the possibility of a merger

Similar words: book, reserve, hold

Definition: arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance

Usage: reserve me a seat on a flight; The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family; please hold a table at Maxim's


Synonyms: continue, retain, keep, keep on

Definition: allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature

Usage: We cannot continue several servants any longer; She retains a lawyer; The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff; Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on; We kept the work going as long as we could; She retained her composure; this garment retains its shape even after many washings

Similar words: prolong, keep up, sustain

Definition: lengthen or extend in duration or space

Usage: We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible; prolong the treatment of the patient; keep up the good work


Synonyms: keep, keep back, restrain, hold back

Definition: keep under control; keep in check

Usage: suppress a smile; Keep your temper; keep your cool

Similar words: inhibit, suppress, bottle up

Definition: control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior


Synonyms: keep

Definition: supply with room and board

Usage: He is keeping three women in the guest cottage; keep boarders

Similar words: accommodate, lodge

Definition: provide housing for

Usage: We are lodging three foreign students this semester


Synonyms: keep

Definition: raise

Usage: She keeps a few chickens in the yard; he keeps bees

Similar words: produce, raise, grow, farm

Definition: cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques

Usage: The Bordeaux region produces great red wines; They produce good ham in Parma; We grow wheat here; We raise hogs here


Synonyms: proceed, continue, keep, go along, go on

Definition: continue a certain state, condition, or activity

Usage: Keep on working!; We continued to work into the night; Keep smiling; We went on working until well past midnight

Similar words: move, act

Definition: perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)

Usage: think before you act; We must move quickly; The governor should act on the new energy bill; The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel


Synonyms: preserve, keep

Definition: maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger

Usage: May God keep you

Similar words: protect

Definition: shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage

Usage: Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain


Synonyms: keep, stay fresh

Definition: fail to spoil or rot

Usage: These potatoes keep for a long time

Similar words: remain, rest, stay

Definition: stay the same; remain in a certain state

Usage: The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it; rest assured; stay alone; He remained unmoved by her tears; The bad weather continued for another week