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Maintenance vs. Maintain

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Maintenancenoun

Actions performed to keep some machine or system functioning or in service

Maintainverb

To support (someone), to back up or assist (someone) in an action.

Maintenancenoun

(legal) A tort committed when a third party who does not have a bona fide interest in a lawsuit provides help or acquires an interest to a litigant's lawsuit.

Maintainverb

To keep up; to preserve; to uphold (a state, condition etc.).

Maintenancenoun

Alimony, a periodical payment or a lump sum made or ordered to be made to a spouse after a divorce.

Maintainverb

To declare or affirm (a clause) to be true; to assert.

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Maintenancenoun

(legal) Child support.

Maintainverb

To hold or keep in any particular state or condition; to support; to sustain; to uphold; to keep up; not to suffer to fail or decline; as, to maintain a certain degree of heat in a furnace; to maintain a fence or a railroad; to maintain the digestive process or powers of the stomach; to maintain the fertility of soil; to maintain present reputation.

Maintenancenoun

Money required or spent to provide for the needs of a person or a family.

Maintainverb

To keep possession of; to hold and defend; not to surrender or relinquish.

‘God values . . . every one as he maintains his post.’;

Maintenancenoun

(biology) The natural process which keeps an organism alive.

Maintainverb

To continue; not to suffer to cease or fail.

‘Maintain talk with the duke.’;

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Maintenancenoun

The act of maintaining; sustenance; support; defense; vindication.

‘Whatsoever is granted to the church for God's honor and the maintenance of his service, is granted to God.’;

Maintainverb

To bear the expense of; to support; to keep up; to supply with what is needed.

‘Glad, by his labor, to maintain his life.’; ‘What maintains one vice would bring up two children.’;

Maintenancenoun

That which maintains or supports; means of sustenance; supply of necessaries and conveniences.

‘Those of better fortune not making learning their maintenance.’;

Maintainverb

To affirm; to support or defend by argument.

‘It is hard to maintain the truth, but much harder to be maintained by it.’;

Maintenancenoun

An officious or unlawful intermeddling in a cause depending between others, by assisting either party with money or means to carry it on. See Champerty.

Maintainverb

keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,

‘keep clean’; ‘hold in place’; ‘She always held herself as a lady’; ‘The students keep me on my toes’;

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Maintenancenoun

Those actions required for the care of machinery, a building, etc., to keep it clean and in proper functioning condition, and to prevent or forestall damage due to normal use.

Maintainverb

keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction;

‘We preserve these archeological findings’; ‘The old lady could not keep up the building’; ‘children must be taught to conserve our national heritage’; ‘The museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts’;

Maintenancenoun

Payments, such as child support or alimony, to a dependent child not living with one or to a divorced wife.

Maintainverb

supply with necessities and support;

‘She alone sustained her family’; ‘The money will sustain our good cause’; ‘There's little to earn and many to keep’;

Maintenancenoun

activity involved in maintaining something in good working order;

‘he wrote the manual on car care’;

Maintainverb

state categorically

Maintenancenoun

means of maintenance of a family or group

Maintainverb

of power or authority

Maintenancenoun

court-ordered support paid by one spouse to another after they are separated

Maintainverb

maintain for use and service;

‘I keep a car in the countryside’; ‘She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips’;

Maintenancenoun

the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence;

‘they were in want of sustenance’; ‘fishing was their main sustainment’;

Maintainverb

maintain by writing regular records;

‘keep a diary’; ‘maintain a record’; ‘keep notes’;

Maintenancenoun

the process of preserving a condition or situation or the state of being preserved

‘crucial conditions for the maintenance of democratic government’;

Maintainverb

state or assert;

‘He maintained his innocence’;

Maintenancenoun

the process of keeping something in good condition

‘car maintenance’; ‘essential maintenance work’;

Maintainverb

support against an opponent;

‘The appellate court upheld the verdict’;

Maintenancenoun

the provision of financial support for a person's living expenses, or the support so provided

‘a chance of going to university with fees and maintenance paid’;

Maintainverb

observe correctly or closely;

‘The pianist kept time with the metronome’; ‘keep count’; ‘I cannot keep track of all my employees’;

Maintenancenoun

a husband's or wife's provision for their spouse after separation or divorce

‘a divorced man paying his ex-wife £2,500 a year maintenance’;

Maintainverb

cause or enable (a condition or situation) to continue

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

Maintenancenoun

the offence of aiding a party in a legal action without lawful cause.

Maintainverb

keep (something) at the same level or rate

‘agricultural prices will have to be maintained’;

Maintainverb

keep (a building, machine, or road) in good condition by checking or repairing it regularly

‘the Department for Transport is responsible for maintaining the main roads in England’;

Maintainverb

provide with necessities for life or existence

‘the allowance covers the basic costs of maintaining a child’;

Maintainverb

keep (a military unit) supplied with equipment and other requirements

‘an English garrison was maintained there in the seventeenth century’;

Maintainverb

give one's support to; uphold

‘the king swears he will maintain the laws of God’;

Maintainverb

state something strongly to be the case; assert

‘he has always maintained his innocence’; ‘he had persistently maintained that he would not stand against his old friend’;

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