Definition of maintain
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"
and exercise; "wield power
maintain for use and service; "I keep
a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment
in Paris for her shopping
maintain by writing regular
records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"