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maintain

(mān-tān′) [L. manu tenère, to hold in the hand]
1. To hold, support, or preserve.
2. To continue, e.g., a healthy behavior.
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"The government must also maintain the growth of foreign direct investment to Indonesia by giving tax incentives as well as fix regulatory issues on infrastructure development by completing the land bill as soon as possible in order to give more certainty to investor.
Concerns developed about security and viruses, and the staff found it difficult to maintain all the different systems.
territories, and they can maintain their tax advantage--in other words, avoid U.S.
Under-capacity or idle facilities and resources could be leased to one or more nongovernmental parties in order to maintain capabilities, reduce infrastructure cost, and possibly increase revenues.
The company leveraged the know-how of tradespeople and operators and learned how to efficiently maintain its machines.
It specifies the basic, essential retention and documentation requirements for books and records maintained on computer systems; see Rev.
Apr: 10-13: Training for human service providers and other professionals to safely manage disruptive and assaultive behaviour using CPI's Nonviolent Crisis Intervention training program to help maintain safe and respectful work environments.
"Keeping forests as forests" is the common denominator to maintain ecosystem service values of forests to society, regardless of forest owner management goals or income streams.
As Dawis stated concerning Lofquist and Dawis's theory of work adjustment, "A basic tenet of the theory is that person and environment attempt to achieve and maintain correspondence with each other" (p.
2) STR (Self-tuning regulator) governor: Electronic engine-speed control technology that allows the engine's electronic control unit (ECU) to continuously monitor throttle opening and engine speed, and electronically control throttle opening to maintain a constant set engine speed even under changing engine load conditions.