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To remain the same, or to keep something the same - thesaurus

Synonyms

maintain

verb

to make something stay the same

withstand

verb

to be strong enough not to be harmed or destroyed by something

stabilize

verb

to reach a state where there are no longer any major changes or problems

stagnate

verb

to stay the same without growing or developing

stay

verb

to remain at a particular level

level

verb

to make something equal

hold

verb

to stay or keep something at a particular level

jog along

to continue without changing, in a way that is not interesting or exciting

level off

to stop becoming more or less, and remain the same

maintain

verb

to make sure that something stays at the same level, rate, or standard

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be set in concrete

to be fixed and impossible to change

hold

verb

if your luck or the weather holds, it continues to be good

hold together

to remain in one piece and not break apart, or to make something do this

hold up

to remain strong or in a fairly good condition

hover

verb

to be at or near a particular level without changing much

keep

verb

if food or other substances keep for a particular period of time, they stay in good condition for that period of time

level off

to stop sloping or moving up or down

not make a scrap of difference

to not change anything, even in a very small way

preserve

verb

to keep an idea, quality, or situation from changing or being lost

regularise

a British spelling of regularize

regularize

verb

to make a system, process, or situation official

resist

verb

to not be affected or harmed by something

stand

verb

if something such as an offer, a law, or a record stands, it remains in existence or use

stand

verb

to be good or strong enough not to be badly affected or damaged by something

standardise

a British spelling of standardize

standardize

verb

to make all the things of a particular type have the same features or level of quality

stand up

to still seem true or correct after being examined carefully

wear well

if something wears well, it stays in good condition even after a lot of use

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