v.t. १ (as, to keep up) बाळगणे, ठेवणे २ (as, to keep in repair or in good state) सुस्थितीत ठेवणे, सुस्थितीत राखणे ३ (to carry on; to conduct) चालवणे ४ (as, to preserve from failure ordecline) पोषित करणे (as in : Electrically-maintained विद्युत पोषित) ५ (to assert as true as opinion, statement, etc,–with that) (ठाम) मत असणे