Synonyms for maintain

Synonyms for (verb) maintain

Synonyms: maintain, uphold

Definition: support against an opponent

Usage: The appellate court upheld the verdict

Similar words: reassert, confirm

Definition: strengthen or make more firm

Usage: The witnesses confirmed the victim's account


Synonyms: assert, asseverate, maintain

Definition: state categorically

Similar words: take a firm stand, insist

Definition: be emphatic or resolute and refuse to budge

Usage: I must insist!


Synonyms: maintain, defend

Definition: state or assert

Usage: He maintained his innocence

Similar words: affirm

Definition: say yes to


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, 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: exert, maintain, wield

Definition: have and exercise

Usage: wield power and authority

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: preserve, maintain, keep up, conserve

Definition: keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction

Usage: We preserve these archeological findings; The old lady could not keep up the building; children must be taught to conserve our national heritage; The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts

Similar words: keep

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

Usage: He keeps the shop when I am gone