Pronunciation of Keep
/kˈiːp/, /kˈiːp/, /k_ˈiː_p/

Synonyms for keep:

Sense 1

disembarrass, slammer, Eliminative, dumping, hoosegow, stay behind, evacuant, salt down, pink slip, hang onto, rightist, treasure house, sit through, comply, stick around, ouster, lorn, distribute, disencumber, become of, quitclaim, eliminatory, drag out, stay in, Ejectment, gooey, Got, wait out, liquidation, right-winger, whither, why, stop on, pokey, reintroduce, how, house of correction, Demission, stay around, traditionalist, abandonment, archive, Prithee, dismiss, sock away, cinerarium, Evacuative, Ossuary, perchance, big house, tacky, cede, sepulture, Calaboose, subsistence, catacomb, traditionalistic, abdication, spin out, perpetuate, stockpile, relinquishment, disburden, whereabouts, conservancy, excretory, choose.

Sense 2

riddance, forsaken, crypt, carry forward, expulsion, store up, not, desertion, eradication, Demit, abstain, alimony, sit out, do with, reinstate, forsake, tomb, rid, ejection, cathartic, gluey, may, board, happen to, forgo, grab, adhesive, deserted, Which, conservative, discard, possess, hold on to, tory, set apart, own, jettison, husband, occupy, excrete, tarry, linger, storehouse, clink, shuck, repository, relinquish, warehouse, pray, ditch, dismissal, cashier, ax, reestablish, sorted, inhibit, can, get to, prolongation, grave, waiver, waive, renounce, conservation, depository, sidetrack, vault, sepulcher, rein, preservation, mausoleum, right wing, eviction, string out, stick by, treasury, bereft, carry over, sticky, evict, pension, oust, gummy, renunciation, forswear, please, junk, purgation, purgative, dispel, abdicate, set-back, demobilize, refrain, catharsis.

Sense 3

wipe, elimination, husbandry, remember, kindly, put aside, return, termination, resignation, set-aside, derelict, magazine, fulfill, management, implement, lay away, perhaps, unburden, sack, evacuation, where, obey, chuck, abandoned, banish, get into, clearance, eliminate, possibly, excretion, desert, dump, eradicate, cling, eject.

Sense 4

restore, hold to, purge, hold over, have in, maybe, boot, fasten, removal, disposal, yes, replace, resign, draw out, desolate, when, evacuate, forlorn, skip, discharge, shut.

Sense 5

stock, scrap, quit, come through, expel, trouble, send, bread, bump, orthodox, belong to, hover, stick to, perform, hold-down, salt, yield, store, tie, provide, just, What.

Sense 6

revive, kick around, put off, anyway, treasure, conform, bounce.

Sense 7

shake, render, terminate, abide, stalk, liquidate, collect.

Sense 8

retire, execute.

Sense 9

renew, well, stall.

Sense 10


Sense 11

put, lay.

Sense 12


Sense 14


Sense 15

DO, stir.

Sense 24





store up.


keep an eye on.

hold back

hold back, detain.

keep going





watch over.


pinion, keep down.




put by.









Other synonyms and related words:

castle, guard, tower, harbor, upkeep, sustain, hold up, solemnize, honor, hold on, follow, keep on, extend, stay, continue, stay on, abide by, abide, bear, celebrate, remain, obey, respect, carry on, observe, custody, subsistence, stand, care, go on, keep back, persist in, prop, hold back, uphold, prevail, protect, sustenance, clink, persist, donjon.

Sense 1 (noun)


Sense 5 (noun)

anyway, do with, kindly, how, just.

Sense 6 (noun)

occupy, abide.

Sense 7 (noun)

castle, store, put.

Sense 8 (noun)

own, Got, have in, possess, belong to, sorted.

Sense 9 (noun)

obey, fulfill.

Sense 11 (noun)

keep down, stock, regulate.

Sense 12 (noun)

stockpile, set-aside, store up, collect.

Sense 13 (noun)

stick to, meet, hold to, come through.

Sense 14 (noun)

detain, put off, set-back, sidetrack, stall.

Sense 15 (noun)

prolongation, perpetuate, string out, drag out, spin out, hold over, draw out.

Sense 16 (noun)

hold-down, rein, pull in, inhibit.

Sense 17 (noun)

stick around, stand, stay behind, abstain, tarry, refrain, linger.

Sense 18 (noun)

put by, lay away.

Sense 19 (noun)

discharge, DO, perform, execute, implement.

Sense 20 (noun)

conform, comply.

Sense 21 (noun)


artifact (noun)


living (noun)

sustentation, sustainment.

meal (noun)


pokey (noun)

pokey, jailhouse.

prison (noun)

gaol, San Quentin, bridle, confine, oubliette, lockup, irons, manacle, jail, cell, dungeon, handcuff, straight jacket, pound, coop, brig, pen, tether, penitentiary, pillory, collar, reformatory, jailhouse, shackle, stronghold, pinion, fence, prison, jug, vise, harness, cooler, Alcatraz, bastille, stockade, reform school, penal colony, cage.

cognition (verb)

observe, maintain.

commemorate; pay attention to (verb)

perform, respect, fulfill, celebrate, honor, observe, hold, solemnize, obey.

conserve (verb)

conserve, save, reserve, maintain, preserve.

grip (verb)

embrace, retain, grasp, have, hold, grip, grapple, seize, adhere, clasp, clutch.

hold, maintain (verb)

reserve, stock, withhold, manage, grip, put, conserve, store, preserve, retain, grasp, save, put up, have, possess, detain, own, hold back, control, carry.

possession (verb)

hold on.

retain (verb)

hold firm.

social (verb)


take (verb)


withdraw (verb)

suppress, revoke, withhold, recall, withdraw, retract, recant.

Usage examples for keep:

  • " Don't keep me no longer'n you can help. - "Cy Whittaker's Place", Joseph C. Lincoln.
  • That's why I want to keep him. - "Bunny Brown and His Sister Sue and Their Shetland Pony", Laura Lee Hope.
  • And keep a look- out. - "'Twixt Land & Sea", Joseph Conrad.

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