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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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Since the government wants to maintain a single maintenance contractor for the facility, it makes the most sense to have the ESCO be responsible.
The MedlinePlus development team turned to NLM's Office of Computer and Communications Systems (OCCS) to develop a system to create, review, and maintain MedlinePlus.
And the Cardinal did not miss an opportunity to explain that the priesthood itself is a "state of sanctity," Maintain finds this conception rather bizarre
In our mind's eye, taxpayers should be accorded great flexibility in how they maintain their records.
This increased cooperation would allow agencies and communities to maintain capabilities while redirecting funds to other areas within police budgets.
Maintain a complaint and repair log or have your superintendent maintain one which keeps track of your building's operations on a daily basis and can be used to prove your "normal course of business.
Best believes that the market competition in auto direct sales will remain intense and insurers need to be cautious when entering the market in order to maintain profitability.
6038A-3(f)(1) provides that the reporting corporation may elect to maintain certain records outside the United States.
Although Allstate maintains favorable capitalization, particularly when including the corporate level assets, the negative outlook for the existing debt and issuer credit ratings reflects its deteriorated risk-adjusted capitalization, as well as significant catastrophe volatility experienced over the last two years.
Educational expenses might be considered ordinary and necessary business expenses if the education maintains or improves skills required by the taxpayer in her employment or meets the express requirements of an employer imposed as a condition for the taxpayer's continued employment, status or rate of compensation.
There also appears to be a section 6001 regime under which the reporting corporation maintains the records generally required by the regulations under section 6001, with section 6038A and the regulations thereunder not altering the requirements of which records must be maintained other than as a result of extending the recordkeeping requirements to the foreign related parties.
LAS VEGAS -- NetDevices SG-4 Services Gateway Maintains Linear Performance When Firewall Functions Are Enabled; Enabling Firewall Halves Router Performance of Cisco 3845
at any time during a tax year that maintains machine-sensible records within an ADP system.
North Dakota, 504 US 298 (1992), the Supreme Court held that a state cannot subject a business to the requirement of collecting and paying its sales and use taxes, unless, at a minimum, the business maintains some "physical presence" in the state.