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maintain(Carry on), verb adfirmare, confirmare, continue, follow up, go on, keep alive, keep going, keep on, keep up, perpetuate, persevere, persist, proceed with, prolong, pursue, shore up, stick to
maintain(Commence), verb activate, begin, embark upon, initiate, institute, introduce, launch, originate, set in motion, set in operation, start, undertake
Associated concepts: maintain an action
maintain(Sustain), verb abet, adhere, advocate, aid, assist, attend, be firm, be firmly fixed, bear up against, buttress, care for, champion, come to the defense of, conserve, countenance, cover, defend, espouse the cause of, feed, finance, guard, hold up, justify, look after, make provision, make safe, nourish, nurse, nurture, oversee, protect, provide for, rally to, safeguard, save, screen, secure, see to, service, shelter, shield, shoulder, side with, stand by, stand firm, stand one's ground, stick to, subscribe to, subsidize, substantiate, supply, support, take care of, take charge of, uphold, vindicate, watch over, weather
See also: adduce, adhere, allege, argue, assert, assist, authorize, avouch, avow, bear, bestow, cite, conserve, continue, control, corroborate, declare, defend, employ, endure, fund, harbor, justify, keep, last, nurture, occupy, organize, own, perpetuate, persevere, persist, plead, posit, possess, preserve, profess, prolong, promote, propound, prosecute, protect, provide, pursue, regulate, remain, reserve, resist, retain, shelter, state, store, subsidize, subsist, supply, support, sustain, uphold, withstand