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1. To keep or preserve; to take care of. "In order to maintain an automobile properly, you must have the oil changed every 3,000 miles."
2. To update or keep current. "His responsibility was to maintain the work schedule, so every Friday she would update it with everyone's weekly shifts."
3. To assert as fact. "The defendant continued to maintain he acted in self-defense."

Use 'maintain' in a Sentence

The senator hired a team of workers to maintain his house and property while he and his family were away on vacation.
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It is always important to maintain strict ethical practices at your business to make sure that everything is running above board.
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You have to maintain your car. If you do not, it will begin to deteriorate and fall apart. The cost to fix it will be tremendous or it might not even be worth salvaging.
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