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keep

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the act or activity of keeping something in an existing and usually satisfactory condition

  • the keep of the stable is mainly left to the two equine-loving daughters
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keep

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1 to mark with an appropriate practice, rite, or ceremony

  • keep the Sabbath by not working
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2 to continue to have in oneʼs possession or power

  • the money is yours to keep
  • keep my secret and donʼt tell it to anyone
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hang on to, hold on to

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3 to do what is required by the terms of

  • make sure you keep your promise to help out at the homeless shelter
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abide by, make good (or make good on)

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4 to place somewhere for safekeeping or ready availability

  • I keep extra toothbrushes for unexpected overnight guests
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5 to pay the living expenses of

  • agreed to keep both of their children in off-campus housing until they graduated and found jobs
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foot the bill (for), take care of

6 to look after and make decisions about

  • enlisted a relative to keep the store while she was away
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watch over

7 to keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression)

  • try to keep your composure no matter what happens
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8 to drive danger or attack away from

  • may God bless and keep you
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stand up for

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Synonym Discussion of keep

keep, observe, celebrate, commemorate mean to notice or honor a day, occasion, or deed. keep stresses the idea of not neglecting or violating.
    • kept the Sabbath by refraining from work
observe suggests marking the occasion by ceremonious performance.
    • not all holidays are observed nationally
celebrate suggests acknowledging an occasion by festivity.
    • traditionally celebrates Thanksgiving with a huge dinner
commemorate suggests that an occasion is marked by observances that remind one of the origin and significance of the event.
    • commemorate Memorial Day with the laying of wreaths

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