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maintain (oneself or someone) in (something)

To allow oneself or someone to live a particular lifestyle. Unfortunately, we don't have enough money to maintain ourselves in this lavish manse anymore.
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maintain (something) at (something)

To keep something at a particular setting or level. I try to maintain my savings at $1,000, at least, in case of emergencies.
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maintain someone in something

to keep or provide for someone in a certain style or condition. I insist that you maintain me in the style to which I have become accustomed. He had hoped to maintain himself in comfort.
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maintain something at something

to keep something at a certain level, setting, degree, amount, etc. You must maintain the temperature at 30 degrees Celsius. We have to maintain the temperature at a very high level.
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Gathering feedback via multiple methods and making improvements suggested by consumers is an important key to maintaining user confidence in the quality and reliability of MedlinePlus.
As for creditor nations and institutions, a policy of bailouts by international institutions cannot be a substitute for basic responsibilities in maintaining respect for and the value of the currency to which other nations look as a numeraire for their own currencies.
Maintaining the integrity of the file system meta data is a key challenge for shared data clusters.
With this in mind, today's agency administrators must ask themselves if maintaining a full-time SWAT unit makes the best use of limited funds and personnel resources.
Implementing and maintaining internal controls is costly, ineffective, and not performed in a timely manner.
The weights of additions should be determined by anticipatory control, based on the expected core sand dilution and the amount of burnout of clay and carbons, and should be aimed at maintaining a constant sand composition.
In addition, as with the conversion of an accounting system, maintaining the legacy system records in a fashion that ensures they are capable of being processed will be difficult since knowledgeable personnel who are familiar with the system may leave the company.
Otherwise, the project is destined to expend resources maintaining duplicate and obsolete records, while finding itself unable to access other documents it really needs.
Maintaining an indexing system will be satisfied if the indexing system is functionally comparable to a reasonable hard copy filing system.
Maintaining a nondeclining flow of timber requires more than replacing large, slower-growing trees with quicker-growing seedlings; it implies maintaining a continual balance of timber.
Having employees or representatives, or owning or maintaining tangible property within a state, may provide the state taxing authorities with a traditional basis for asserting nexus.
01(1) of the draft procedure states that "[a]n imaging system for maintaining books and records for purposes of [sections] 6001 must create accurate and complete electronic images of hardcopy documents, and must index, store, preserve, retrieve, and reproduce imaged documents.
Also, 100% review of expense reports by a "reasonable person" is the only "safe harbor" for purposes of internal controls associated with maintaining adequate accounting procedures.