Synonyms and Antonyms of keeping
1 responsibility for the safety and well-being of someone or something put the house keys into a neighbor's secure keeping while they were on vacation Synonyms of keeping care, custodianship, guardianship, custody, safekeeping, trust, wardWords Related to keeping control, governorship, hand(s), management, superintendence, supervision
2 the fact or state of having (something) at one's disposal my aunt has all of our family's old photographs in her keeping Synonyms of keeping control, enjoyment, hands, possessionWords Related to keeping ownership, proprietorship; authority, command, dominion, mastery, power; repossession, retention; claiming, collaring, commandeering, confiscation, procurementNear Antonyms of keeping dispossession, relinquishment, surrendering, transferalAntonyms of keeping nonpossession
3 the following of a custom, rule, or law the keeping of religious laws and traditions Synonyms of keeping abidance, adherence, compliance, conformance, conformity, observance, obedience, observationWords Related to keeping deference, honor, regard, respect, upholding; accession, acquiescence, submission, surrender; attendance, attention, heed, noticeNear Antonyms of keeping brush-off, disregard, ignoring; delinquency, dereliction, forgetting, neglect, overlooking; offense (or offence), sin, wrong; challenge, defiance, flouting, rebellionAntonyms of keeping breach, contravention, infraction, infringement, nonobservance, transgression, trespass, violation
4 a state of being or fitness the estate hasn't been in good keeping since the owner suffered financial reverses Synonyms of keeping estate, fettle, form, health, condition, kilter, nick [British], order, repair, shape, trimWords Related to keeping practice (also practise); pass, phase, stage; footing, picture, posture, scene, status, situation; rank, standingNear Antonyms of keeping disorder, disrepair
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