Definitions and Examples of claim, keep, maintain
Learn when and how to use these words with these examples!
To assert or demand one's right to something.
He decided to claim his inheritance after years of estrangement from his family.
To have or retain possession of something.
She decided to keep the old photo album as a memento of her childhood.
To continue to have or hold something; to keep in good condition.
It is important to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent chronic diseases.
Key Differences: claim vs keep vs maintain
- 1Claim implies asserting one's right to something, while derelinquish means giving up that right.
- 2Keep implies retaining possession of something, while derelinquish means letting go of it.
- 3Maintain implies continuing to have or hold something, while derelinquish means giving it up completely.
Effective Usage of claim, keep, maintain
- 1Legal Documents: Use claim and derelinquish in legal documents to assert or give up rights.
- 2Property Transactions: Use keep and derelinquish in property transactions to indicate possession or transfer of ownership.
- 3Personal Development: Use maintain in personal development contexts to emphasize the importance of consistency and perseverance.
The antonyms of derelinquish are claim, keep, and maintain. These words convey the opposite meaning of giving up or relinquishing something. Use these words in legal documents, property transactions, and personal development contexts to express the appropriate meaning.