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An example use of maintain in a speech by a native speaker of american english:
“… it is sought to maintain the rule of law …”
Maintain means to keep something in a good condition.
the word maintain occurs in english on average 34.3 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that maintain can be often used in the following areas:
1) business and work;
2) communication, information, and media;