Synonyms for maintenance

Synonyms for (noun) maintenance

Synonyms: maintenance, upkeep, care

Definition: activity involved in maintaining something in good working order

Usage: he wrote the manual on car care

Similar words: repair, reparation, fix, fixing, fixture, mend, mending

Definition: the act of putting something in working order again


Synonyms: criminal maintenance, maintenance

Definition: the unauthorized interference in a legal action by a person having no interest in it (as by helping one party with money or otherwise to continue the action) so as to obstruct justice or promote unnecessary litigation or unsettle the peace of the community

Usage: unlike champerty, criminal maintenance does not necessarily involve personal profit

Similar words: misconduct, wrongdoing, wrongful conduct, actus reus

Definition: activity that transgresses moral or civil law

Usage: he denied any wrongdoing


Synonyms: sustainment, sustenance, sustentation, upkeep, maintenance

Definition: the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence

Usage: they were in want of sustenance; fishing was their main sustainment

Similar words: support

Definition: the activity of providing for or maintaining by supplying with money or necessities

Usage: his support kept the family together; they gave him emotional support during difficult times


Synonyms: maintenance, alimony

Definition: court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated

Similar words: support payment

Definition: a payment made by one person for the support of another


Synonyms: maintenance

Definition: means of maintenance of a family or group

Similar words: 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