Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun keeping

3 senses of keeping

Sense 1
keeping -- (conformity or harmony; "his behavior was not in keeping with the occasion")
       => conformity, conformation, compliance, abidance -- (acting according to certain accepted standards; "their financial statements are in conformity with generally accepted accounting practices")

Sense 2
guardianship, keeping, safekeeping -- (the responsibility of a guardian or keeper; "he left his car in my keeping")
       => duty, responsibility, obligation -- (the social force that binds you to the courses of action demanded by that force; "we must instill a sense of duty in our children"; "every right implies a responsibility; every opportunity, an obligation; every possession, a duty"- John D.Rockefeller Jr)

Sense 3
retention, keeping, holding -- (the act of retaining something)
       => possession, ownership -- (the act of having and controlling property)

Antonyms of verb keep

2 of 22 senses of keep

Sense 3
keep, hold on -- (retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married")
       Antonym of lose (Sense 1)
      => lose -- (fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense; "She lost her purse when she left it unattended on her seat")

Sense 5
observe, keep -- (conform one's action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract")
       Antonym of break (Sense 6)
      => transgress, offend, infract, violate, go against, breach, break -- (act in disregard of laws, rules, contracts, or promises; "offend all laws of humanity"; "violate the basic laws or human civilization"; "break a law"; "break a promise")

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

22 senses of keep

Sense 1
keep, maintain, hold -- (keep 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")
          Phrasal Verb-> keep in#1; keep out#1; keep off#1; keep up#2; keep off#2; keep down#1; keep apart#1; keep up#1

Sense 2
continue, go on, proceed, go along, keep -- (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")
       => act, move -- (perform an action, or work out or perform (an action); "think before you act"; "We must move quickly"; "The governor should act on the new energy bill"; "The nanny acted quickly by grabbing the toddler and covering him with a wet towel")

Sense 3
keep, hold on -- (retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married")
       => have, have got, hold -- (have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard")
          Phrasal Verb-> keep back#3; keep back#2

Sense 4
prevent, keep -- (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")

Sense 5
observe, keep -- (conform one's action or practice to; "keep appointments"; "she never keeps her promises"; "We kept to the original conditions of the contract")

Sense 6
observe, keep, maintain -- (stick to correctly or closely; "The pianist kept time with the metronome"; "keep count"; "I cannot keep track of all my employees")

Sense 7
keep -- (look after; be the keeper of; have charge of; "He keeps the shop when I am gone")
       => have, have got, hold -- (have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard")

Sense 8
keep, maintain -- (maintain by writing regular records; "keep a diary"; "maintain a record"; "keep notes")
       => record, enter, put down -- (make a record of; set down in permanent form)

Sense 9
keep -- (supply with room and board; "He is keeping three women in the guest cottage"; "keep boarders")
       => lodge, accommodate -- (provide housing for; "We are lodging three foreign students this semester")

Sense 10
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")

Sense 11
sustain, keep, maintain -- (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")
       => have, have got, hold -- (have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard")

Sense 12
keep, stay fresh -- (fail to spoil or rot; "These potatoes keep for a long time")
       => stay, remain, rest -- (stay the same; remain in a certain state; "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"; "rest assured"; "stay alone"; "He remained unmoved by her tears"; "The bad weather continued for another week")

Sense 13
observe, celebrate, keep -- (behave as expected during of holidays or rites; "Keep the commandments"; "celebrate Christmas"; "Observe Yom Kippur")

Sense 14
restrain, keep, keep back, hold back -- (keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool")
       => inhibit, bottle up, suppress -- (control and refrain from showing; of emotions, desires, impulses, or behavior)

Sense 15
keep, preserve -- (maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger; "May God keep you")
       => protect -- (shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage; "Weatherbeater protects your roof from the rain")

Sense 16
keep -- (raise; "She keeps a few chickens in the yard"; "he keeps bees")
       => grow, raise, farm, produce -- (cultivate by growing, often involving improvements by means of agricultural techniques; "The Bordeaux region produces great red wines"; "They produce good ham in Parma"; "We grow wheat here"; "We raise hogs here")

Sense 17
keep open, hold open, keep, save -- (retain rights to; "keep my job for me while I give birth"; "keep my seat, please"; "keep open the possibility of a merger")
       => reserve, hold, book -- (arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's")

Sense 18
keep -- (store or keep customarily; "Where do you keep your gardening tools?")
       => store -- (find a place for and put away for storage; "where should we stow the vegetables?"; "I couldn't store all the books in the attic so I sold some")

Sense 19
keep -- (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")
       => have, have got, hold -- (have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard")

Sense 20
keep, maintain -- (maintain for use and service; "I keep a car in the countryside"; "She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips")
       => have, have got, hold -- (have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard")

Sense 21
keep -- (hold and prevent from leaving; "The student was kept after school")
       => confine, detain -- (deprive of freedom; take into confinement)

Sense 22
preserve, keep -- (prevent (food) from rotting; "preserved meats"; "keep potatoes fresh")
       => cook, fix, ready, make, prepare -- (prepare for eating by applying heat; "Cook me dinner, please"; "can you make me an omelette?"; "fix breakfast for the guests, please")

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