US: /meɪnˈteɪn/
UK: /me‍ɪntˈe‍ɪn/

English Vietnamese dictionary

maintain /men'tein/
  • ngoại động từ
    • giữ, duy trì, bảo vệ, bảo quản
      • to maintain friendly relations: duy trì những quan hệ hữu nghị
      • to maintain an attitude: giữ một thái độ
      • to maintain a road: bảo quản một con đường
    • giữ vững, không rời bỏ
      • to maintain one's position: giữ vững vị trí của mình
    • bảo vệ, xác nhận rằng
      • to maintain one's opinion: bảo vệ ý kiến của mình
    • nuôi, cưu mang
      • to maintain a large family: nuôi một gia đình đông con

Advanced English dictionary

+ verb
1 [VN] to make sth continue at the same level, standard, etc.
to maintain law and order / standards / a balance + The two countries have always maintained close relations. + (formal) She maintained a dignified silence. + to maintain prices (= prevent them falling or rising)
2 [VN] to keep a building, a machine, etc. in good condition by checking or repairing it regularly: The house is large and difficult to maintain.
3 to keep stating that sth is true, even though other people do not agree or do not believe it: [V (that)] The men maintained (that) they were out of the country when the crime was committed. + [VN] She has always maintained her innocence. [also V speech]
4 [VN] to support sb/sth financially over a long period of time
Synonym: KEEP
Her income was barely enough to maintain one child, let alone three.

Thesaurus dictionary

1 continue, preserve, persevere in, keep going, persist in, keep (up), carry on, retain, perpetuate, prolong, sustain, uphold:
Sarah maintained friendly relations with her ex-husband. Try to maintain your composure
2 look after, take care of, care for, preserve, (keep in) service, keep up, keep in repair; nurture, support:
It is expensive to maintain a vintage car. Allison maintains an ancient aunt in Piddlington
3 hold, state, say, declare, claim, assert, allege, testify, contend, aver, avow, announce, proclaim, vouchsafe, profess, insist (on), affirm:
Despite evidence to the contrary, he maintains that he is innocent.
4 defend, stand by, keep, fight for; take up the cudgels for, make a case for, advocate, champion, take or make a stand for, plead for, back (up), support, vindicate, justify, Colloq go to bat for:
He maintained his ground in the face of virulent attacks.

Collocation dictionary

1 keep sth at the same level


be anxious to, want to
We are anxious to maintain our close links with the police.
| have to, need to | strive to, try to | help (to) | be able to | be difficult to
The government's position became increasingly difficult to maintain.


the duty/need to maintain sth
He emphasized the need to maintain the status quo.

2 keep sth in good condition


properly, well | poorly
a poorly maintained central heating system


be difficult to | be easy to


be responsible for maintaining sth

Concise English dictionary

+keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
+keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
+supply with necessities and support
+state categorically
+have and exercise
+maintain for use and service
+maintain by writing regular records
+state or assert
+support against an opponent
+observe correctly or closely