Synonyms of maintain in English:

maintain


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verb

1‘the need to maintain close links between industry and schools’

SYNONYMS
continue, keep, keep going, keep up, keep alive, keep in existence, carry on, preserve, conserve, prolong, perpetuate, sustain, bolster, bolster up, prop up, retain, support, bear
ANTONYMS

break off

2‘the roads are maintained at public expense’

SYNONYMS
keep in good condition, keep in repair, keep up, service, rebuild, conserve, preserve, keep intact, care for, take good care of, look after
ANTONYMS

neglect

3‘the costs of maintaining a family’

SYNONYMS
support, provide for, keep, finance
nurture, feed, nourish, sustain
ANTONYMS

neglect

4‘he always maintained his innocence’

SYNONYMS
insist, insist on, declare, assert, protest, state, aver, say, announce, affirm, avow, profess, claim, allege, contend, argue, swear, swear to, hold to
rare asseverate
ANTONYMS

deny

5‘the King swears he will maintain the laws of God’

SYNONYMS
uphold, defend, fight for, champion, support, back, advocate
ANTONYMS

abandon