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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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Just so, I maintain (he continues), does a given undivided portion of experience, taken in one context of associates, play the part of a knower, of a state of mind, of
3 : to insist to be true <She maintains her innocence.
Automatically reduces travel speed in response to work load, and maintains maximum power output from the engine.
domiciled financial institution or (2) with a foreign bank that maintains a physical presence in the United States or a foreign country and is supervised by its home-country banking authority.
Upon approval, the contractor borrows the money and installs the upgrade, then maintains it so that it will continue to perform properly for the life of the contract.
The penalty applies to a material advisor who fails to maintain a list, maintains an incomplete list or has maintained a list but does not make it available to Treasury.
A Topic Manager from the Reference and Customer Services Section maintains the schedule of topic reviews and identifies high-profile topics for quick review on an as-needed basis.
Are sterile packs stored in a way that maintains sterility of the instruments?
The state of life of the priest, Maintain maintains, "is the same as that of most ordinary members of God's people" and a clear distinction must be maintained between this state of life and the priestly function.
Resident David Lopez said he maintains his lawn, as do most people in his neighborhood.
At the file system level, the first server to mount a VERITAS Cluster File System is the primary server for that file system and maintains its intent log.
The higher growth rate is principally due to the fact that the composite maintains a greater percentage of assets that are invested in fixed-income securities than that of the property/casualty industry.