Dictionary Results for kept


1. keep - verb

· cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean'; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"

Synonym(s): maintain, hold




2. keep - verb

· continue a certain state, condition, or activity; "Keep on working!"; "We continued to work into the night"; "Keep smiling"; "We went on working until well past midnight"

Synonym(s): continue, go_on, proceed, go_along

Hypernym(s): act, move




3. keep - verb

· retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"

Synonym(s): hold_on

Hypernym(s): have, have_got, hold

Antonym(s): lose




4. keep - verb

· stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state; "We must prevent the cancer from spreading"; "His snoring kept me from falling asleep"; "Keep the child from eating the marbles"

Synonym(s): prevent




5. keep - verb

· conform one's action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract"

Synonym(s): observe

Antonym(s): break




6. keep - verb

· stick to correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees"

Synonym(s): observe, maintain




7. keep - verb

· look after; be the keeper of; have charge of; "He keeps the shop when I am gone"

Hypernym(s): have, have_got, hold




8. keep - verb

· maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes"

Synonym(s): maintain

Hypernym(s): record, enter, put_down




9. keep - verb

· supply with room and board; "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders"

Hypernym(s): lodge, accommodate




10. keep - verb

· allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"

Synonym(s): retain, continue, keep_on

Hypernym(s): prolong, sustain, keep_up




11. keep - verb

· supply with necessities and support; "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"

Synonym(s): sustain, maintain

Hypernym(s): have, have_got, hold




12. keep - verb

· fail to spoil or rot; "These potatoes keep for a long time"

Synonym(s): stay_fresh

Hypernym(s): stay, remain, rest




13. keep - verb

· behave as expected during of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur"

Synonym(s): observe, celebrate




14. keep - verb

· maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you"

Synonym(s): preserve

Hypernym(s): protect




15. keep - verb

· raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees"

Hypernym(s): grow, raise, farm, produce




16. keep - verb

· retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger"

Synonym(s): keep_open, hold_open, save

Hypernym(s): reserve, hold, book




17. keep - verb

· store or keep customarily; "Where do you keep your gardening tools?"

Hypernym(s): store




18. keep - verb

· have as a supply; "I always keep batteries in the freezer"; "keep food for a week in the pantry"; "She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator"

Hypernym(s): have, have_got, hold




19. keep - verb

· maintain for use and service; "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips"

Synonym(s): maintain

Hypernym(s): have, have_got, hold




20. keep - verb

· hold and prevent from leaving; "The student was kept after school"

Hypernym(s): confine, detain




21. keep - verb

· prevent the action or expression of; "hold back your anger"; "keep your cool"; "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"

Synonym(s): restrain, keep_back, hold_back




22. keep - verb

· prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh"

Synonym(s): preserve

Hypernym(s): cook, fix, ready, make, prepare




23. kept - adjective

· (especially of promises or contracts) not violated or disregarded; "unbroken promises"; "promises kept"

Synonym(s): unbroken





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