Maintain and Resign


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Maintain verb – To keep in good condition.
Resign is an antonym for maintain.
Nearby Words: maintained, maintaining, maintainable, maintainability
Antonyms for Maintain


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Resign verb – To give up (as a position of authority) formally.
Maintain is an antonym for resign in give up responsibility topic.
Nearby Words: resignation, resigning
Antonyms for Resign
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Common collocations

life maintain life resign life
position maintain position resign position

Both words in one sentence

  • Underwood tells a grieving family, whose daughter died when a peace-shaped water tower Underwood had fought to maintain distracted her while driving, that he will resign if it will give them any peace.
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