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maintains

verb , present tense third-person singular of maintain

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1 to keep in good condition
  • he repairs and maintains antique cars as a hobby
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2 to continue to declare to be true or proper despite opposition or objections
  • part of debating is learning to maintain your position in the face of harsh challenges
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3 to pay the living expenses of
  • we simply cannot afford to maintain a horse
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4 to state (something) as a reason in support of or against something under consideration
  • she continued to maintain that a sewing machine would end up paying for itself since she could make her own clothes
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5 to state as a fact usually forcefully
  • he maintains that there is indeed hard evidence for extraterrestrial visitors
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