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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
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A database was the answer for developing a large Web site and maintaining it in good working order.
Aside from maintaining a sound business environment and promoting an anti-inflationary monetary policy, the third key to maintaining global confidence in the dollar is establishing an open and robust trading environment.
There are several specific challenges to maintaining data integrity in a shared environment:
In sum, there is an array of skin care products available today that are effective in maintaining residents' skin integrity (see Table, p.
Unfortunately, this course of action often has less to do with officer or citizen safety issues than with justifying the costs of maintaining SWAT units.
Recording, maintaining, and reporting information processes seriously limit the system's ability to provide timely information to decision-makers.
Maintaining constant compactability ensures that the sand during molding will compact consistently from one mold to the next.
For both property and facility managers and their service providers, follow up is essential to building and maintaining lasting relationships.
4) To prevent this from happening, the IRS should confirm that, although the taxpayer remains ultimately responsible for maintaining records to support the positions taken on the tax return, the purpose of the law's record retention provisions is to facilitate an examination of relevant issues, not to play "gotcha" with the taxpayer.
How is it possible, if so many parties are maintaining so many copies, that an important document can be lost?
97-22 establishes the Service's commitment to accepting the use of electronic storage systems for the purpose of maintaining records as required by Sec.
Opinions on the meaning of the term "sustain" tend to vary with forest value systems To sustain literally means to "hold up" or "nourish," which in forest management implies more than simply maintaining a nondeclining flow of timber.