Have and Keep


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Have verb – To keep, control, or experience as one's own.
Usage example: my uncle has a sizable collection of black powder rifles

Keep is a synonym for have in action topic. In some cases you can use "Keep" instead a verb "Have", when it comes to topics like state, own, be in possession.
Synonyms for Have


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Keep verb – To continue to have in one's possession or power.
Usage example: keep my secret and don't tell it to anyone

Have is a synonym for keep in state topic. You can use "Have" instead a verb "Keep", if it concerns topics such as hold, stock, carry, possession.
Nearby Words: keeping, keeper
Synonyms for Keep

Common collocations

character have character keep character
power have power keep power
life have life keep life
people have people keep people
Other nouns: children, name, relationship, control, time, way, characters, money, hair, eyes, names, friends, powers, weapons.
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