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maintain

Pronunciation: /meɪnˈteɪn/

Translation of maintain in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

  • 1 (continue, preserve) [speed/lead/attitude] mantener*; [silence] guardar if we maintain this rate, we shall finish by five o'clock si mantenemos este ritmo, a las cinco ya habremos terminado
  • 2 (keep in good condition) [house/garden/car/machine] ocuparse del mantenimiento de; [aircraft/database] mantener*
    Example sentences
    • He notes that the building is maintained in good condition.
    • Neither side has the time or interest to maintain roads and buildings.
    • In the meantime it would repair and maintain the crumbling buildings.
  • 3 (provide for) [family/dependents] mantener*; [troops/army] mantener*; [project] costear
    Example sentences
    • It will try to ensure that the right conditions are maintained to stimulate continued growth in the sector.
    • You are able to maintain stability in professional situations and retain a position of authority!
    • Sino-Japanese cooperation will undoubtedly continue to aid in maintaining peace and stability in the Korean peninsula.
    Example sentences
    • They were maintained under standard conditions and were fed standard food and water ad libitum.
    • The horses were maintained on this diet throughout the study.
    • Animals were maintained on a standard laboratory diet.
    Example sentences
    • However, like any military force today, maintaining a modern, well-equipped, and ready armed force is a challenge.
    • Please let us know of your efforts to help train and maintain the Military Intelligence Corps.
    • Each major political regime maintained its own separate military apparatus.
  • 4 (claim) mantener*, sostener* she maintains (that) George is innocent mantiene or sostiene que George es inocente
    Example sentences
    • I have always maintained that all protests should be acted upon so a precedent and case study is set for the future.
    • Third, the idea/expression distinction should be strongly and vigorously maintained.
    • Mrs Gaskin maintains that her husband always had access to their two children who had visited him regularly in jail.

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