Synonym of keep

Alternative for keep

keeps, kept, keeping

Synonym: conserve, guard, have, hold, maintain, preserve, protect, save, tend,

Antonym: break,

Verb

To act in accordance to the terms of
fulfil respect comply with fulfill obey observe follow honor heed honour execute redeem carry out hold meet complete effectuate satisfy discharge fill mind perform consecrate embrace regard sanctify abide by act in accordance with act upon adhere to defer to make good on stand by stick to act according to act on be bound by conform to keep faith with keep to pay attention to take notice of have regard to respond to answer implement submit to yield to fall in with be true to uphold go along with hold to consent to agree to assent to toe the line follow through with be in accordance with live up to accept acquiesce in goose-step to acquiesce to live by cooperate with agree with be faithful to measure up to effect make good adopt serve acknowledge stick with accord to do as told stick by pay heed to take heed of be in conformity with accede to fall in line with match up to go through with accord with knuckle under carry through be heedful of be faithful be true comply conform bow to concur with be ruled by accommodate to be as good as bear out do what one is told don't rock the boat be in agreement with see through make it through get through fill the bill fit the bill play it by the book be loyal to match be governed by acquit concede to follow orders occupy suit officiate engage remedy distribute dispatch assign keep to the rules adapt to stick to the rules go by the book adhere to the rules go with the flow play by the rules be dutiful to abide by the rules comply with the rules observe the rules act in accordance with the rules obey the rules kowtow to don't make waves conform with adjust to follow the rules fit suffice solve bring about take up come around to measure up cave in to concur in knuckle to acquiesce with give in to fit in with stay in line play the game deal with play ball submit yield surrender succumb acquiesce concur accede assent agree cave in accord respond take orders get into line give way give in come to heel hold fast do as you are told do as one says play second fiddle do one's duty do what is expected get in line do one's bidding action consummate affect realize accomplish apply reach accommodate nail achieve actualize attain administer realise do actionize perfect enforce carry off deliver on do justice to pay regard to square with cohere with follow through on be guided by check with cater to chord with cope with harmonize with put into effect make the grade coincide with be good enough put into action cut the mustard put into practice follow up on pull off tally with pass muster perform according to bring to completion put into operation equal come up to handle cover support furnish supply sate practice provide for cater for practise be sufficient for be enough for bear in mind be good enough for be adequate for fit the bill for provide tie gratify satisfice feed satiate surfeit justify bring to fruition make happen pursue maintain validate vindicate ply adhere engage in be loyal remain true to take to heart cleave to be devoted be devoted to sticky by be attached be constant live out work at carry on specialize in recognize appreciate show consideration for brook show regard for take into consideration appease indulge suffer endure humor wear stomach tolerate humour withstand have due regard for put up with grin and bear it lump it be subject to take it lying down stoop to be regulated by keep in step take into account be mindful of consider sustain remember advance deliver provision be aware of be cognizant of sympathize with note bear equip make allowances for keep in mind take cognizance of notice recognise call to mind attend to think of allow for process resemble compare with extend stand comparison with rank with come near arrive bear comparison with get near approach admit of comparison with rival keep up with be enough be sufficient be adequate serve the purpose suffice for qualify for

Verb

To continue or cause to continue in a specified condition, position or course

Verb

(of an expression) To keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
control contain curb check constrain restrain bridle regulate tame govern inhibit measure hold rule pull in rein in subdue moderate repress suppress restrict limit stifle hold back hinder trammel keep in check keep a tight rein on keep the lid on calm master smother confine discipline hamper rein retard keep a lid on hold in withhold bottle up hold down cool tranquilize temper mitigate tranquillize impede muzzle intern direct curtail put the brakes on keep in line cork imprison straiten freeze guide gag deter tone down get the better of gaol jail rein back keep under control bite back hold in check choke back shut in hem in keep within bounds lock up keep down keep lid on cool off modulate ease arrest cork up relieve keep control of keep on a string muffle strangle peg entrammel fetter put a limit on box in cool down bring to screeching halt fight back button up keep back cut back keep tight rein on tie up stem the flow of slow down compose chain frustrate hamstring baulk constrict incarcerate cramp decide determine quell settle re-collect sway ban bar bind lock in deny concuss coop up fence in deprive hog-tie shotgun disallow close in necessitate immure balk adjust monitor cap form influence condition dictate conquer collect affect shape mould overcome rally quiet inspect lull corner still soothe recover lick put half nelson on modify alter touch underlie soften predispose directionalize mold act on incline work on dispose shepherd pacify mollify mellow damp down impact on exert influence on gentle humble mute have an impact on be a factor in have an effect on set limits on simmer down impose limits on cow reclaim bust water down get a grip on prevent handicap dampen leash bit harness debar detain stay stem impound circumscribe kill hogtie delimit put a brake on keep in sit on box up put away pin down pull back tie down bring under control have on a tight leash crack down obstruct stop thwart block halt foil stymie stall interfere with stave off counter clog avert hold up ward off circumvent oppose slow choke prohibit counteract hold off shut out nip in the bud forestall defeat derail encumber shackle avoid discourage hobble intercept handcuff dam interrupt crimp stand in the way of reduce defend against head off interdict hang up put an end to stonewall brake put a stop to beat quash staunch evade dissuade jam delay barricade nullify circumnavigate pause occlude close stuff manacle short-circuit embarrass congest block up clog up blockade sidestep skirt catch steer clear of close off stop up shut off bung up gain mastery over forbid repulse pull up spoil take down plug up put off ward fend off clip someone's wings choke off throw a spanner in the works of scupper clot preclude keep something in check gum up vanquish gain control over neutralize stultify put straitjacket on throw monkey wrench in drag feet hold captive cramp someone's style best solve cut short terminate squelch swallow get out of rule out bottleneck put paid to escape bypass subjugate put a spoke in someone's wheel bring to a standstill draw up play for time rebuff neutralise slacken pace checkmate fetch up chill obviate forfend keep at bay baffle turn aside stave keep off anticipate allay overturn scotch palliate prevail over get over mince deaden relax break damp deflect disrupt temperate wreck put the stopper on stump ditch take wind out of upset outwit crash ruin do for juke put the kibosh on unsettle get under control get control of deal with plug soft-pedal meet halfway play down cool out discountenance seal caulk triumph over postpone close up fill cut off close out block out fill up disadvise scare turn off disfavour shake talk out of disfavor pour cold water on warn indispose deprecate put a damper on divert throw cold water on frighten interfere retardate choke up stanch pack jam up cripple defer protract remit shelve prorogue cumber bottle block off bung stopper put back back off hold off on set back throw a monkey wrench in the works of intermit make late get in the way of shut down bog down slow up prolong hold over conceal get back at repel push back reply beat off defend yourself retaliate fight off defend resist put up a fight riposte fix bound specify ration demarcate shrink send up inclose keep within limits come down on put a ceiling on shorten narrow surround delimitate cut down on prelimit qualify define demark decrease enclose encircle contract put on ice tether diminish faze put on brakes put an stop to sandbag taboo outlaw enjoin

Verb

To maintain by writing regular records in

Verb

(of a shop or business) To own or manage
manage operate own run direct maintain administer administrate organise organize oversee steward superintend supervise tend conduct control govern handle overlook regulate keep up look after preside over be in charge of be the proprietor of carry on guide head boss captain lead rule steer pilot be in control of quarterback head up command call the shots take care of pull the strings run the show watch care for be responsible for be at the helm of be in driver's seat ride herd on be in charge sit on top of officiate coordinate order ordain inspect minister execute tend to drive watch over call the shots in carry out keep an eye on run things call the tune be head of take the helm call the tune in have mind chair moderate sway influence manipulate dominate orchestrate chaperon reign mastermind maneuver manoeuvre attend have control of preside exercise control over officiate at honcho engineer engage in attend to be the boss of take charge of pull the wires hold the reins crack the whip hold sway over be in the driver's seat call the signals hold down be in the saddle be in the driving seat keep tabs on possess carry-on helm wield baton rule over be in saddle guard address field negotiate survey be chairperson sit advise till take hack master instruct treat work ply manage people be on duty call the play deal with safeguard see to defend shield protect be chairman be chairwoman observe call upon wield take forward take over take the chair do the honors be at the head of manage operations marshal marshall be in command of maintain order trailblaze navigate beacon funnel channel spearhead contrive coxswain point take control of have a handle on monitor police check legislate arrange methodize standardize temper systematize systematise standardise legalise fit rectify fix normalise adapt legalize normalize settle reconcile square classify readjust determine hegemonize reign over keep a tab on check up on make conform keep a beady eye on pull things together put in order tyrannize overrule tyrannise render be the leader of occupy throne wear the crown hold sway hold office exercise authority serve the people be in power over lay down the law assume command hold dominion be in power plot skipper dictate devise do scheme perform frame wangle domineer sort out judge mediate prevail over call the shots of have charge of be the head of have authority over implement finagle plan machinate discharge function concoct undertake act shepherd finesse serve umpire construct create design fix up take the reins referee subjugate bring about effectuate stage-manage overshadow subject eclipse effect set up monopolize overbear outshine move con coach officer pull off preponderate monopolise swing rig jockey work out rule the roost play first fiddle lead by the nose have one's way lead the way be at the helm have upper hand come up with keep under thumb host arbitrate call introduce see about see discipline micromanage be accountable for commandeer get together assume command over take the chair of be boss of be at the controls of call the tune for eye have control over be foremost minister to facilitate herd take in hand front juggle emcee adjudicate cope with fit in baby-sit keep one's eye on be on duty at hold dominion over have authority exercise authority over take the reins of be in authority over assume command of exercise power be responsible dispose take charge predominate overpower carry out official duties perform official duties apply bully intimidate oppress have the say subdue vanquish conquer subordinate control the affairs of prevail pacify achieve deal issue deliver enforce push about have ascendancy over have the whip hand over trample on walk all over boss around push around keep under your thumb ride roughshod over have the upper hand in have mastery over have under one's thumb boss about wear the trousers have the upper hand over rule the roost in behave go respond turn ride position twist point in the right direction put on the right track outnumber superabound accomplish inflict bestow cause enact prosecute reign supreme impose exact circumnavigate conn acquit itself acquit oneself appear on stage ferry cruise sail boat conclude manufacture fabricate detract from originate dispense dole out mete out choreograph mobilize mount stage bring off encompass head out ride out take the helm of ship out transact concert put together invent run with the ball thrash out wrap up hammer out sew up do business button up button down TCB plant put on angle conceive doctor scam mobilise cook upstage formulate play games put over pull strings put one on pull wires put through put one over excogitate think up hatch improvise cook up dream up procure trump up form cause to happen vamp make throw together drum up whip up fashion project forge becast cast about make up lay out vamp up hit upon

Verb

To protect or shield from harm or danger
tend defend protect guard safeguard shield mind oversee bulwark foster preserve secure shelter fend overlook save ward watch cover fence forfend guide rule screen attend to be responsible for care for have charge of keep from harm keep safe look after preside over take care of watch over be in charge of minister to persevere with conserve harbour harbor ride shotgun support house uphold maintain stand up for give sanctuary afford protection to fortify prevent avert hedge cushion shade insulate inoculate assure supervise superintend insure give refuge cover up nurse tend to cover all bases ward off go to bat for keep an eye on prohibit justify sustain herd ensure wrap chaperon nanny keep watch over look out for wait on sentinel conceal shotgun chamber stonewall haven roof babysit provide protection for immunise mount guard on escort stick up for stand guard on cover up for immunize give shelter give cover take under one's wing stand guard save from harm take under wing childmind mother take someone under your wing administer to oppose resist barricade garrison withstand hold sit with stave off fend off beat off guard against provide sanctuary take in repel danger be the defender of hold at bay retain cherish nurture salvage rescue police patrol occupy nourish man have cultivate stand guard over provide for cling to brood over make invulnerable halt picket stop reclaim arrest retrieve champion supply with troops prolong perpetuate intercept foil thwart steward keep guard on keep a lookout over surround hide enclose fight for keep up keep intact cover for provide safety bear entertain keep alive hold on to feed supply relieve devise think of digest display keep in one's mind assimilate evince think about feel express consider imagine develop know demonstrate show embrace manifest be attentive of provide nourishment for be in command of take charge of attend to the requirements of provide board for keep one going keep one alive pay attention to exercise control over

Verb

To maintain the focus or attention of others
hold maintain engross absorb captivate capture occupy catch engage enthrall enthral fascinate interest monopolise monopolize rivet arrest grip keep alive keep up mesmerize involve bewitch enchant preoccupy mesmerise attract spellbind hypnotize enrapture intrigue immerse entrance charm hypnotise draw busy beguile enwrap bemuse entertain catch up grab divert distract amuse allure transfix win magnetize please lure magnetise fill bedazzle seize gain delight take employ take up tie up keep busy engulf fixate entice fix dazzle rapture ensnare stun enamour transport invite consume ravish overwhelm enamor catch hold of soak wile pull move hook win over concern hold one's attention obsess attach bind hold on to inspire infatuate seduce hold someone's attention keep amused wrap up envelop kill witch enslave induce prompt hog apply corner assimilate attend appeal persuade elicit influence woo gratify vamp use up bring in pull in hold the attention of be concerned with hold attention be active with become lost sew up up on be hung rap turn one on sweep off one's feet sweep off your feet rope in make a hit with call forth bring forth catch the eye of argue into bring around hold your attention overjoy overcome use petrify paralyse overpower trance utilise secure utilize carry away wow astound stupefy blow away appeal to excite tempt send into raptures fill with delight freeze immobilize halt gorgonize turn on be attractive to affect arouse one's curiosity arouse pique perk up snare light someone's fire tantalise float someone's boat tickle someone's fancy sit up be interesting to matter to tantalize titillate touch catch one's eye engage one's attention be of interest to whet one's appetite capture one's imagination tickle pink reserve knock dead palsy stop dead paralyze root immobilise knock out adopt book root to the spot rivet the attention of stop someone in their tracks stop one dead stop in one's tracks bag strike compel hold spellbound thrill gladden bowl over stimulate satisfy tickle exhilarate elate slay stir inveigle intoxicate coax send cheer make happy humor impress cajole humour give a buzz electrify give someone a kick animate rouse content court sweep off feet suck in amaze enliven hold in awe indulge decoy delectate trick lead on betray bait solicit elevate appease provoke solace put under a spell pleasure beckon fulfill fulfil regale whet the appetite of suit rejoice warm tickle to death refresh give someone a charge glad comfort give pleasure to agree with mislead delude entrap astonish blind incline fire befool mollify endear placate galvanize invigorate charge subjugate sweet-talk pacify subdue steer soft-soap inflame assuage disport come on enthuse galvanise envigorate please greatly draw one's attention pump up fire with enthusiasm brighten up stir up hit the spot feast fire someone's imagination buck up make someone feel good gas make merry make content turn one's head ensorcell take somebody or something by storm bewilder awe dumbfound quicken be unable to take one's eyes off agitate stagger confuse overawe besot forspeak control voodoo bedevil floor call subject make an impression on soothe send into transports come on to tickle the fancy of lead take someone's breath away stroke get obtain kindle interest greatly train rope drag grab the attention of take someone's fancy whet someone's appetite recreate turn someone on daze cast a spell on put horns on satiate relax inspirit ecstasize crack up be a hit with pick up blarney blandish wheedle exert a pull on exert influence on energize own sate put the whammy on put under magic spell hit on draw in silence quieten still make a fool of catch someone's eye quench make someone's mouth water give great pleasure to give joy to tickle your fancy be a source of fascination to tickle one's fancy arouse the curiosity of engage someone's attention arouse curiosity arouse someone's curiosity sweep you off your feet flatter into smooth-talk razzle-dazzle motivate frenzy jolt suffice reconcile do one's heart good indicate bid sign summon demand ask command get under someone's skin serve slake commove dynamize jar energise meet feed sweep someone off their feet take somebody's breath away get someone going oblige give the come-on to work up initiate get started show introduce take your breath away take one's breath away light a fire under provide for cloy accommodate fill the bill do the trick surfeit pander to satisfice sell flatter cater to treasure prize cherish value make your head spin go to your head hearten uplift arride groove convert party fracture nurture attract attention conciliate propitiate sweeten cheer up have a get-together laugh it up treat to toss a party give a party go over big do someone's heart good be the ticket give someone pleasure make a hit with someone buoy up bring joy to give a lift warm the cockles of the heart get one's kicks fool deceive gentle con dupe hoodwink take in set at ease urge win the affection of put off guard convince unarm disarm undermine someone's resistance bamboozle gull double-cross string along cheat sucker snooker misguide shaft have humbug spoof juggle snow misinform burn buffalo gammon hornswoggle bluff cozen gaff hoax diddle butter up exploit flimflam rook manipulate gyp stick have on scam take advantage of jockey shave play fake out finesse chisel impose on put one over on lead up the garden path pull a swifty on pull a fast one on play for a sucker take for a ride

Verb

To cease to proceed or act
desist cease stop abstain discontinue suspend end forbear refrain belay break off conclude give up kick leave off drop eschew forgo give over hold back quit abandon avoid halt have done with pause refrain from relinquish resign surcease yield dispense with lay off knock off not do pack in pack up call a halt to call a stop to withhold restrain curb inhibit shun abjure check stop oneself jack in renounce forswear resist do without forsake decline refuse pass constrain arrest evade fight shy of steer clear of resist the temptation to sit out pass up swear off bridle keep from give a wide berth to take the cure finish reject leave alone not touch interrupt have nothing to do with avoid doing be temperate take the pledge go on the wagon forego escape omit sacrifice withhold from restrain yourself decline to restrain oneself abstain from go easy steer clear go without deny detain retain waive starve cut out fast fence-sit suppress cut off keep back hold off on keep hold of repress stifle stay neutral put on hold put on ice refuse to pay put on back burner put on the shelf not take sides sit on one's hands give the go by desist from terminate break up can let up wind up close break elapse expire dead-end put a stop to call it a day wink out bring to an end call it quits lapse determine die put an end to lay off of cut short cancel go forbear from shut off bring to a halt pull the plug on scrub axe complete get out of hold off pack it in close out wrap up ax bring to a close rescind repeal not continue avert revoke abort scrap skip come to an end restrain from stay away from culminate shy from kill finish off skip out on withdraw shut down bring to a stop get off head off call recall dodge preclude shirk shake draw to a close bypass cry off sidestep shrink from be over prevent leave block skirt nullify call off break the habit of nip in the bud come to a close set aside obviate pull out of rein in back out of dissolve deny yourself abolish wind down fend off ward off escape from intermit round out round off scratch adjourn ultimate close down stay run out die down put the kibosh on kick the habit eliminate stave off quit cold cut it out keep off postpone rest kick over give a rest pass on jack it in abrogate ditch leave out remit go cold turkey forlet achieve succeed down tools stop work shelve withcall lay aside wrap extinguish recess bring to a conclusion prorogue prorogate annul bring to an untimely end stop doing lie by spell fail cut thwart foil throw in the towel stop trying throw in the sponge phase out bring to a standstill get rid of do away with intervene bag it separate give something the chop knock something on the head interpose disunite disconnect disjoin blow off dissever part come to a stop immobilize stem turn back deactivate immobilise delay defer intercept hold up stay away circumvent get around shake off withstand back off quit cold turkey forfend stonewall sew up get on the wagon hang it up consummate help neutralise defend against turn aside shut out save keep from happening cinch crown come to a halt come to a standstill bring back off from check out from hinder interfere with negate make up for neutralize impede counterbalance prohibit counteract anticipate stop dead draw to a halt come to rest fade away peter out kibosh call it quits on surcease from nip something in the bud bring down curtain draw to close put a period to put the lid on top off put to bed die away get done end up die out stop in one's tracks fizzle out cool it run its course reach a standstill collapse drop out of pull up hold stand knock it off call a halt stop midstream resign from restrain oneself from prevent oneself from prevent yourself from not give in to cease to indulge in stop oneself from

Verb

Take possession

Verb

To provide with money for a particular purpose
subsidize finance fund underwrite support capitalise capitalize sponsor back bankroll endow help aid assist buttress contribute to invest in stake give money to promote angel contribute give a grant to give support to grubstake juice make a contribution to pay a subsidy to prop up provide capital for provide finance for shore up shell out for chip in for cough up for foot the bill for fork out for pony up for pick up the tab for prime the pump pick up the check pick up the tab put up the money for pay for patronize patronise guarantee float pay put money into be a patron of act as guarantor of give a donation to bolster maintain buy into invest donate money for leave money for sink money into furnish credit for subscribe spend money on lay out money on enrich endorse sanction provide money for champion favour favor splash out on buy shares in provide security advance give backing to put up money provide security for ante up for get a piece of buy a stake in take a stake in currency financially support settle up for plough something into set up revitalize obtain absorb treat someone to defray the cost of insure crowdfund crowdsource kickstart revitalise prop bolster up collateral secure vouch for answer for be responsible for lend your name to provide for act as a guarantor for take the risk for provide financing dower bank bequeath will raise dough go for loan shark provide funds further the interests of forward give a boost to open doors lay on one set up in business advocate facilitate further give benefit mentor indorse backstop reinforce cooperate deliver bail out launch advise profit reenforce encourage nurture abet support financially give money towards settle money on bequeath money for kick in for stump up for donate money to vest in pitch in for succor succour pave the way for lend support to make affluent make richer feather nest make prosperous make wealthy line nest make rich make well-off plough money into put up dough go in for get into salt away money in buy stock subsidise put up money fo foster befriend protect plump for plunk for subscribe to

Verb

Seize, take over
occupy capture conquer hold invade seize garrison overrun dominate annexe annex colonise colonize subjugate hegemonize take over commandeer control cybersquat possess requisition obtain oppress rule take possession take possession of appropriate acquire take secure expropriate usurp take control of confiscate overwhelm arrogate raid sequester storm assault assail penetrate attack gain beset plunder ravage march into surge over descend upon sequestrate preempt win breach pillage infest hijack maraud infringe permeate assume swarm get hold of overspread swoop on swarm over pirate overcome lay claim to get subject reserve impound procure prevail pre-empt distrain attach possess oneself of disseize help oneself to poind achieve succeed strike grab infiltrate blitz rush corner convert press bombard take control advance crush subdue overpower ambush accroach pounce pacify overthrow charge combat strafe prevail over encroach settle people populate shell gain control of latch on to get hands on fire at fire on begin hostilities take down pioneer begin an assault take the offensive found swamp immigrate transplant inhabit open up migrate settle in inundate exceed outrun overgrow overshoot surpass choke overstep overreach break overpass overflow outreach transcend establish a colony in rout put down roots in deluge spread over besiege flow over spill surge go beyond run over grow over run on well over spread like wildfire over spread like wildfire run riot over flood violate infect pervade plague crash foray entrench enter meddle access overswarm parasitize descend on parasitise burglarize loot burglarise inroad foray into trespass interfere infringe on burst in on burst in go in muscle in fall on make inroads make inroads on trash pounce on sic bushwhack sick turn on set on jump on go in on set upon pounce upon fall upon fly at come at make a raid on launch oneself at launch an attack on make an assault on tear into lay into jump aggress harry descend go for light into advance on attempt to capture make an onslaught on take by storm strike at launch an attack set about fly leap at leap threaten blast sally bomb torpedo shoot down make a foray on conduct an offensive on make a sortie on set in on surge into take on march on swoop down upon sally forth put to flight smite afflict hit devastate blindside belabour smash accost assault someone appear arrive pester throng spread through maltreat impugn pack harass worry riddle teem crowd defile flock crawl over fill pollute lay into someone set upon someone fall upon someone make an assault make an attack fall on someone deal a blow to deal a blow belabor mug bust encounter open fire on weigh into round on have at let someone have it sail into have a go at wade into lace into work over beat up let fly at hit out at lash out at get stuck into pitch into arrive in hordes drop in turn up come in force show up crawl through abound in crawl all over

Verb

To pay attention to, or take notice of
heed mind follow note mark observe consider listen to obey notice regard attend attend to pay attention to take note of take notice of watch be heedful of pay heed to abide by adhere to baby-sit be mindful of catch dig keep to pay regard to see sit spot take into account bear in mind take into consideration be alert to be aware be cautious of be guided by follow orders give care give ear keep tabs pay attention pick up take to heart watch out watch out for watch over do one's bidding keep eye peeled mind the store ride herd on stay in line toe the line watch one's step watch the store get a load of give ear to respect hark hearken hear harken comply with conform to have regard for concentrate on take heed of goose-step to behave according to listen up do as you are told perceive remember discern eye listen distinguish make allowances for study survey remark behold view scrutinize examine clock not forget have regard to take notice acknowledge pay heed detect scrutinise monitor check espy descry look at recognize give heed spy lend an ear keep in mind pick up on reckon with be aware of witness recognise scan make provision for sight surveil allow for take in gaze at check out keep track of keep watch on keep under surveillance keep an eye on keep a beady eye on keep under observation keep tabs on think about contemplate eyeball inspect take account of concentrate become aware of give thought to oversee make out take note be attentive stare at catch sight of lend an ear to look on peer at take a dekko at keep a tab on keep a check on be cognizant of call to mind think of accept beware slang record track take heed supervise focus on case superintend tune in to recce glimpse hang on audit give a thought to eagle-eye gape at be all ears glance at keep a weather eye on concentrate on hearing keep one's eye on scope out watch like a hawk pin your ears back keep in sight understand get be mindful recall recollect take on board take something into account take account of something advert bear something in mind to remember register believe assent agree cover check up on hearken to pick up what someone is putting down appreciate show consideration for show regard for look to give heed to take muse accommodate hear one out give one's undivided attention have due regard for do as one is told by ogle at turn one's thoughts to rubberneck lay eyes on glare at peep at gawk at identify pick out set eyes on clap eyes on peek at get a glimpse of catch a glimpse of feast your eyes on make eyes at not take one's eyes off have a look-see give the once over take stock of leer at take a butcher's at provide for factor into keep up with keep up to date with keep in touch with sympathize with discover be attentive to care for make allowance for factor in keep in view take cognizance of fulfill fulfil be all ears for devote oneself reconnoitre take under advisement twig reconnoiter listen up to occupy oneself with spy on be careful of exercise restraint about look out for be careful about exercise care about beware of exercise caution about get an eyeful of take a shufti at take a gander at keep under scrutiny flash on apply your mind to care about take care with be wary of be watchful of exercise caution over keep your mind on be on alert over be cautious about be watchful over be vigilant of eavesdrop behear tune in overhear auscult pin back one's ears hang on someone's words tune in on hear out give an audience to give attention to pore over pin back your ears give attention keep your ears open prick up one's ears listen intently keep one's ears open hear tell hang on words prick up your ears prick up ears

Verb

To be compatible or consistent with
square conform accord agree cohere concur correspond fit follow meet satisfy check chord coincide comport dovetail harmonise harmonize match obey observe reconcile rhyme tally uphold answer go jibe level suit balance consist gee rime sort abide by adhere to comply with agree to be consistent match up square with accord with agree with align with be compatible be congruous be consonant be in agreement be in harmony check out conform to conform with fall in with fit in keep to match up to acquiesce to be consistent with go along with act in accordance with be in accordance with correlate chime relate parallel be in tune click equate coordinate blend attune go together complement synchronize synchronise quadrate concord equal concert integrate tie in assimilate resemble go hand in hand mesh groove correlate with consort chime in combine mirror go well with get along hit it off fit together be harmonious be on the same wavelength gel compare link assort be related acquiesce sync synthesize connect relate to equate to resonate be equal adjust be in harmony with unite reconciliate synthesise mix adapt symphonize fall in work well get along with be well coordinated go well be of like mind be like-minded be of the same mind get on see eye to eye comply affirm assent sound like interlock reflect join correspond to associate affiliate be in accordance be similar tie comport with be connected march sit measure up sync up slot in come together join together partner be equivalent eventuate overlap befall identify be verifiable be accurate vibe be parallel sit with bond come about be the same as be the same suit each other be alike marry up be identical syncretize make something consistent make something correlate make something correspond make something tally make congruent make harmonious make compatible jell concur with belong coincide with dovetail with approach tally with be congruous with touch reciprocate be consonant with amount be compatible with rival homogenize systematize jibe with tie in with be in agreement with be in tune with match up with meet with approval feel a rapport be on same wavelength warm to each other take to each other be in line settle down get on like a house on fire blend in be assimilated get along like a house on fire be friendly go off well systematise cause to sit easily with cooperate set sing homogenise carol compose proportion tone cause to be in agreement unify tone in arrange orchestrate tune make consistent bring together cause to sit happily with partake of lip sync bring in line bring in line with bring in tune with be of one mind be in unison chime with make something coincide go with make something agree tie something in make something conform fit in with make something accord bring in tune be similar to be identical to be in sympathy be of the same opinion accommodate conciliate sympathize key be in accord sympathise accept support accede team accustom go along tailor regulate be united be as one be down with be as one man clue set off accompany fit with like harmonize with correspond with tone with coordinate with team with blend with favour favor back be on the same wavelength as be of the same opinion as be of the same mind as work well with be on friendly terms approve of acclimatize be sympathetic towards side with be in favour of be en rapport with be well disposed to acclimate condition familiarize modulate counterbalance compensate league conspire collaborate conjoin reunite approve familiarise acclimatise band coadjute band together consent team up okay make agree pacify placate appease propitiate grow accustomed to become used to be in accord with shake on pass on be together acknowledge mollify admit cut a deal concede arbitrate merge restore harmony between bring back together mitigate assuage get together on fix up bury the hatchet kiss and make up resolve differences between restore friendly relations between re-establish intercede make peace between bring to terms bring back together again mediate make matters up win over cool restore harmony make up patch things up re-establish friendly relations between hold allow grant engage confess fess own own up to fess up to

Verb

To help or encourage the growth or development of
nurture encourage cultivate foster promote advance forward further nourish support abet develop fuel grow incubate stimulate tend boost nurse strengthen sustain advantage aid assist help contribute to be conducive to maintain feed cherish care for raise look after take care of back rear retain hold breed have harbor facilitate harbour provide for succour cling to succor minister to protect mind hold on to champion entertain favor favour preserve possess serve bring up bear uphold endorse embrace keep alive sponsor increase finance enrich brood over keep an eye on suckle rouse attend to intensify mother espouse reinforce comfort propagate watch fund provide progress exacerbate foment attend breastfeed conserve expand patronize consider motivate be responsible for patronise imagine tend to pave the way for take charge of provide board for provide sustenance for give a lift step up watch over baby-sit see to give a boost give backing to breast-feed advocate magnify heighten push amplify augment escalate proselytize urge bolster farm instigate aggravate nutrify continue proselytise accentuate safeguard fortify mount incite mushroom snowball spread hasten inspire endow nursemaid arouse provoke expedite thrive flourish subsidize rise save speak for inflame supply indulge work for bloom guard perpetuate own grip accelerate spur stir up invigorate fan fend for treat regard believe speed give food to build up extend whip up generate feel drum up wait on administer to goad give a leg up beef up adopt intensate subsidise envigorate keep going keep up watch out for speed up spur on give strength to buck up keep possession of amp up lend support to take in keep in one's mind assimilate cleave to give suck to feel secretly perk up wet-nurse keep one going gestate pursue court establish parent teach enhance instruct hurry board clasp bankroll benefit invest in shelter spoon-feed childmind babysit keep safe hurry along doctor sanction hold to redouble consolidate support mentally oversee sit with be in the service of wait upon prop up provide food for worsen add to mentor guide conceal hide improve bottle-feed lactate shepherd give a donation to give money to accumulate deepen recommend hug relieve have as a pet keep as a pet hot up become worse make worse approve make a living for care keep one alive provide nourishment for give a shot in the arm to produce furnish give milk give suck swell hold onto hearten carry take good care of feather administer propagandize propel cater to carry on egg on push for be attentive of exercise control over be in command of pay attention to attend to the requirements of build minister clothe bring home the bacon set up get behind propagandise aid in help in campaign for bring on brew excite fast-track plug love ration ply satisfy multiply keep in existence spike cheer up buoy up help along agitate devise digest manifest think about express know demonstrate show think of display evince cosset worship coddle reserve engender ballyhoo broaden contribute harvest concentrate aggrandize balloon lend a hand to quicken honor honour enshrine go with oil the wheels of open doors give a push to back up bail out withhold plant bless pick kindle prompt cause ferment initiate start actuate see someone through burgeon skyrocket uprise boom sprout lend a hand sit contain command pet cradle father give a boost to sow set effectuate enkindle be a tower of strength to keep you going be a source of strength to prepare make strong flower make stronger continue with detain keep possession grasp clutch on to keep back continue to have keep hold of hold fast to hold fast hang on to enjoy husband hold back crop culture dress bring about spark off mount up well grow stronger poise nerve ready trigger off set on touch off sow the seeds of put in motion set in motion fan the flames of fan the flames sow the seeds dote on make healthy be devoted to keep tabs on energize spark enliven animate vitalize rally uplift power energise stoke up fire up charge up liven up pep up rev up gee up key up achieve learn form undertake acquire assume reach attain take up gain take to pick up engage in discover take on ease be of service to smooth make easy smooth the way for accommodate make easier clear the way for drive rush oblige precipitate smooth the path of open the door for assist the progress of profit run interference for be of use to enable impel backstop loosen up simplify make possible avail second do someone a favour befriend lend a helping hand to buttress underwrite make smooth make smoother grease the wheels gratify shore up please give assistance to help out grubstake be advantageous to meet the needs of hand-carry side with walk through cooperate with stand by be useful humour humor do someone a service stake be of use do for answer give a leg up to go to bat for give support to be a patron of pick up the tab for put up the money for pander to foot the bill for be of advantage to be to the advantage of rescue work with collaborate with countenance defend underpin buoy make friends with benefact indorse supplement suffice suit bolster up plunk for plump for give help to stand up for stand behind clear a path for open doors for pamper grease prop angel better befit be of assistance to do a good turn to hurry up act as guarantor of be of advantage service be beneficial to make a contribution to do someone a good turn stick up for fill the bill meet the wants of convenience be useful to do a kindness to crank up be helpful to give a helping hand to come to the aid of be adequate unclog give a lift to present steady revitalize fast track proclaim preach suggest push through sweeten peddle propound advise financially support oil the wheels for grease wheels emphasize subscribe to arrange underline cement galvanize stress revitalise lend support welcome embolden add value pull for corroborate incentify incentivize empower steel reward open the door to reduce the difficulty of lessen the labour of urge on pay off for do good to be good for be of help to ameliorate assist in help with bring aid to bear a hand to stand one in good stead dispatch press galvanise incentivise substantiate highlight emphasise lubricate iron out the difficulties of take the edge off make peace oil take the sting out pave the way be supportive of bring relief to bring comfort to deliver cotton to make a friend of case out buddy up bundle condone do your bit for do something for mitigate alleviate render assistance to give aid and encouragement to vouch for answer for act as a guarantor for pay for guarantee lend your name to put up money favorise collude with connive with push forward hurry on make faster whisk do redeem spoil appease straighten out get in with hit it off get chummy with come on to take up with remedy be solicitous of heal cure pander connive prod go along with smile on approve of baby tailer oneself to outfit cater ally vote for be in collusion with participate in connive at spring release bring off give one's attention to deal with take under one's wing ally oneself with abide by stick by be hand in glove with give one's blessing to be on the side of take up the cudgels for throw one's weight behind capitalize put up to come to somebody's aid be beneficial be helpful be advantageous give someone a flying start kick-start give assistance lend a helping hand apply cheer along tide over keep someone's head above water work fork out for capitalise pick up the check provide finance for prime the pump pay a subsidy to shell out for provide capital for cough up for give a grant to chip in for juice pick up the tab pony up for fit serve a purpose beseem be acceptable go meet requirements answer the purpose be good enough fit the bill be all right be valuable be of benefit be profitable be of assistance grin and bear it toe the mark come around take it swim with the tide bend over backwards meet halfway go fifty-fifty be kind enough to put oneself out put yourself out for do a kindness put oneself out for gratify the wishes of make a deal meet the wants roll with it fit in don't make waves make room meet fulfill fill fulfil be effective account further the interests of pay be of value to be of benefit to do someone good be of service be of worth brace bow to fit in with allow for yield to find ways to help submit to bend over backwards for agree with defer to cater for hold up stiffen stay cushion undergird bear up bulwark cooperate stump puff hype thump jack up hike up bail someone out pitch in with ride shotgun root for muck in with be a factor in get stuck in with give a hand make a pitch for put on the map get someone out of a tight spot go down the line for

Verb

To praise someone or something, especially in an eloquent speech or in writing