Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) keep, maintain, hold (cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean') "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
- S: (v) conserve, preserve, maintain, keep up (keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction) "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"
- S: (v) sustain, keep, maintain (supply with necessities and support) "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
- S: (v) assert, asseverate, maintain (state categorically)
- S: (v) wield, exert, maintain (have and exercise) "wield power and authority"
- S: (v) keep, maintain (maintain for use and service) "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"
- S: (v) keep, maintain (maintain by writing regular records) "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"
- S: (v) maintain, defend (state or assert) "He maintained his innocence"
- S: (v) uphold, maintain (support against an opponent) "The appellate court upheld the verdict"
- S: (v) observe, keep, maintain (stick to correctly or closely) "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"