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[たも()·]
tamotsu
godan verb, transitive verb, intransitive verb

Alternate Written Forms:

[()·]
motsu
Irregular Reading

English Meaning(s) for 保つ

godan verb, transitive verb
  1. to keep; to preserve; to hold; to retain; to maintain; to sustain
godan verb, intransitive verb
  1. to last; to endure; to keep well (food); to wear well; to be durable

Definition and Synonyms for 保つ

Observe stick to correctly or closely
Synonyms: キープ, 保つ, 保持, 存続, 守る, 持する, 持続, 継続, 続く, 続ける, 維持
Defend state or assert
Synonyms: 主張, 保つ
Keep Up maintain a required pace or level
Synonyms: 保つ, 保する, 持ち切る, 持続, 維持
Bear support or hold in a certain manner
Synonyms: キープ, 保つ, 保持, 持する, 維持
Conserve keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction
Synonyms: 保つ, 保する, 保全, 保守, 管理, 維持, 護持
Continue allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature
Synonyms: 保つ, 保する, 保持, 持ち続ける, 留め置く, 継続, 続く, 続ける, 維持
Keep supply with room and board
Synonyms: 保つ
Keep Up lengthen or extend in duration or space
Synonyms: 伸ばす, 保つ, 保する, 存続, 延長, 引きずる, 引っ張る, 持ち切る, 持続, 続く, 続ける, 維持
Continue keep or maintain in unaltered condition
Synonyms: 保つ, 保する, 保守, 持する, 続く, 続ける, 維持
Retain hold back within
Synonyms: 保つ, 保持
Remain Firm hold one's ground
Synonyms: 保つ, 貫く
Preserve maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger
Synonyms: 保つ, 保存
Stay Fresh fail to spoil or rot
Synonyms: 保つ, 持つ
Hold keep in a certain state, position, or activity
Synonyms: キープ, 保つ, 保持, 持する, 持続, 継続, 続く, 続ける, 維持
Hold remain in a certain state, position, or condition
Synonyms: つかえる, 保つ, 保持, 持つ, 持する, 支う, 支える, 続く, 続ける, 維持, 長持ち
Continue continue a certain state, condition, or activity
Synonyms: キープ, 保つ, 持続, 継続, し続ける, 続く, 続ける, 続行, 維持
Continue cause to remain or last
Synonyms: 保つ, 保する, 保守, 持する, 続く, 続ける, 維持
Hold e.g.,
Synonyms: キープ, 保つ, 保持, 持する, 持続, 継続, 続く, 続ける, 維持
Remain Firm maintain a position
Synonyms: 保つ, 貫く
Remain Firm be steadfast or upright
Synonyms: 保つ, 貫く

Meanings for each kanji in 保つ

» protect; guarantee; keep; preserve; sustain; support

Categories 保つ is a member of

Stay stay the same
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Affirm say yes to
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Withstand stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
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Protect shield from danger, injury, destruction, or damage
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Keep look after
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Act perform an action, or work out or perform (an action)
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Accommodate provide housing for
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Keep Up lengthen or extend in duration or space
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Continue keep or maintain in unaltered condition
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Hold keep in a certain state, position, or activity
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Continue continue a certain state, condition, or activity
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Bear contain or hold
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Stroke Order Diagrams for 保つ

Conjugations for 保つ

masu stem
[たも()·]
tamochi
Negative stem
[たも()·]
tamota
te-form
[たも()··]
tamotte
Negative te-form
[たも()····]
tamotanakute
Adverbial Negative Form
[たも()···]
tamotanaku
Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()·]
tamotsu
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()···]
tamotanai
Past Indicative Form
[たも()··]
tamotta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[たも()·····]
tamotanakatta
Presumptive Form
[たも()··]
tamotou
Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()···]
tamochimasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()····]
tamochimasen
Past Indicative Form
[たも()····]
tamochimashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
[たも()·······]
tamochimasendeshita
Presumptive Form
[たも()·····]
tamochimashou
Tai Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()···]
tamochitai
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()·····]
tamochitakunai
Past Indicative Form
[たも()·····]
tamochitakatta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[たも()·······]
tamochitakunakatta
Adjective stem
[たも()··]
tamochita
te-form
[たも()····]
tamochitakute
Negative te-form
[たも()······]
tamochitakunakute
Adverbial Form
[たも()···]
tamochitaku
Provisional Form
[たも()·····]
tamochitakereba
Provisional Negative Form
[たも()·······]
tamochitakunakereba
Conditional Form
[たも()······]
tamochitakattara
Conditional Negative Form
[たも()········]
tamochitakunakattara
Objective Form
[たも()···]
tamochitasa
Imperative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()·]
tamote
Imperative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()····]
tamochinasai
Provisional Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()··]
tamoteba
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()·····]
tamotanakereba
Present Indicative Negative Colloquial Form
[たも()····]
tamotanakya
Conditional Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()···]
tamottara
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()······]
tamotanakattara
Alternative Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()···]
tamottari
Potential Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()··]
tamoteru
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()···]
tamotenai
Past Indicative Form
[たも()··]
tamoteta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[たも()·····]
tamotenakatta
masu-stem
[たも()·]
tamote
te-form
[たも()··]
tamotete
Negative te-form
[たも()····]
tamotenakute
Potential Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()···]
tamotemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()····]
tamotemasen
Past Indicative Form
[たも()····]
tamotemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
[たも()·······]
tamotemasendeshita
Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()···]
tamotareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()····]
tamotarenai
Past Indicative Form
[たも()···]
tamotareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[たも()······]
tamotarenakatta
masu stem
[たも()··]
tamotare
te-form
[たも()···]
tamotarete
Negative te-form
[たも()·····]
tamotarenakute
Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()····]
tamotaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()·····]
tamotaremasen
Past Indicative Form
[たも()·····]
tamotaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
[たも()········]
tamotaremasendeshita
Causative Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()···]
tamotaseru
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()····]
tamotasenai
Past Indicative Form
[たも()···]
tamotaseta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[たも()······]
tamotasenakatta
masu stem
[たも()··]
tamotase
te-form
[たも()···]
tamotasete
Negative te-form
[たも()·····]
tamotasenakute
Causative Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()····]
tamotasemasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()·····]
tamotasemasen
Past Indicative Form
[たも()·····]
tamotasemashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
[たも()········]
tamotasemasendeshita
Causative Passive Plain Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()····]
tamotasareru
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()·····]
tamotasarenai
Past Indicative Form
[たも()····]
tamotasareta
Past Indicative Negative Form
[たも()·······]
tamotasarenakatta
masu stem
[たも()···]
tamotasare
te-form
[たも()····]
tamotasarete
Negative te-form
[たも()······]
tamotasarenakute
Causative Passive Polite Form
Present Indicative Form
[たも()·····]
tamotasaremasu
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()······]
tamotasaremasen
Past Indicative Form
[たも()······]
tamotasaremashita
Past Indicative Negative Form
[たも()·········]
tamotasaremasendeshita
Colloquial Form
Present Indicative Negative Masculine Form
[たも()··]
tamotan
Formal Form
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()··]
tamotazu
Classical Form (nu)
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()··]
tamotanu
Classical Form (zaru)
Present Indicative Negative Form
[たも()···]
tamotazaru

Sample Sentences for 保つ

He keeps his youth by jogging.
She really keeps her youthfulness.
Would you promise to keep in touch with me?
Natural dyes keep a more beautiful color over the years than artificial dyes.
The soil retained richness.

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