maintaining Definition

  • 1to keep something in good condition by checking or repairing it regularly
  • 2to continue to have or do something, or to keep something at the same level

Using maintaining: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "maintaining" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    Maintaining a healthy diet is important for overall well-being.

  • Example

    The company is responsible for maintaining the equipment.

  • Example

    She has been maintaining her weight for the past year.

maintaining Synonyms and Antonyms

Synonyms for maintaining

Antonyms for maintaining

Phrases with maintaining

  • keeping peace and preventing crime


    The police are responsible for maintaining law and order in the city.

  • keeping one's gaze fixed on another person's eyes


    In some cultures, maintaining eye contact is a sign of respect.

  • keeping a serious or neutral expression, especially when something is funny or surprising


    The comedian tried to make her laugh, but she was able to maintain a straight face.


Summary: maintaining in Brief

To 'maintain' [meɪnˈteɪnɪŋ] means to keep something in good condition or to continue to have or do something. Examples include maintaining a healthy diet, maintaining equipment, and maintaining one's weight. Phrases like 'maintaining law and order' and 'maintaining eye contact' extend the term's usage. Synonyms include preserving and upholding, while antonyms include neglecting and abandoning.