Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb keep_on

1 sense of keep on

Sense 1
retain, continue, keep, keep on -- (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")
       => prolong, sustain, keep up -- (lengthen or extend in duration or space; "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work")

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