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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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When combined with the reduced end-strength scenario I highlight, I think this option could provide an additional critical piece for maintaining current capabilities within the NWCF entities.
For example, this winter Project EverGreen is bringing together its message with autumn and winter tips for maintaining yards and gardens.
and chair of the PB Institute "This program demonstrates the importance we place on investing in our employees, maintaining our professional licenses and developing training programs to sustain PB's competitive edge.
While selecting and maintaining these links, MedlinePlus staff often contact these organizations and encourage them to follow the MedlinePlus selection guidelines on their health Web sites.
On the other hand, societies managing a higher standard of living, maintaining good relations with neighbors, and exercising democratic politics will encourage individual innovation and diversity and be blessed with cultural flowering and better long-term prospects.
However, for other reasons, many find it desirable today that a regime which, while maintaining this general discipline, would permit marriage for priests in certain determined cases.
The touch-down is critical in maintaining the speed and continuity of the sprinting action and rhythm.
A fundamental prerequisite for maintaining the confidence of foreign investors in any currency is a faith that it will hold its purchasing power over time.
Although sharing data introduces challenges of maintaining data integrity, it also leverages the capabilities of the SAN to consolidate data, improve availability, and support scalable solutions.
Deregulation is considered crucial to maintaining a level playing field with banks and securities firms, due to the passage of the Financial Services Modernization Act.
Restoration strategies must focus on maintaining the capacity of ecosystems to provide ecological services for all dependent species human and non-human.
A taxpayer "maintains a household" if he or she pays more than half of the cost of maintaining it during the tax year.