Build vs. Maintain

Build vs. Maintain — Is There a Difference?
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Difference Between Build and Maintain

Buildverb

(transitive) To form (something) by combining materials or parts.

Maintainverb

To support (someone), to back up or assist (someone) in an action.

Buildverb

(transitive) To develop or give form to (something) according to a plan or process.

Maintainverb

To keep up; to preserve; to uphold (a state, condition etc.).

Buildverb

(transitive) To increase or strengthen (something) by adding gradually to.

Maintainverb

To declare or affirm (a clause) to be true; to assert.

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Buildverb

(transitive) To establish a basis for (something).

Maintainverb

keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,

keep cleanhold in placeShe always held herself as a ladyThe students keep me on my toes

Buildverb

(intransitive) To form by combining materials or parts.

Maintainverb

keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction;

We preserve these archeological findingsThe old lady could not keep up the buildingchildren must be taught to conserve our national heritageThe museum curator conserved the ancient manuscripts

Buildverb

(intransitive) To develop in magnitude or extent.

Maintainverb

supply with necessities and support;

She alone sustained her familyThe money will sustain our good causeThere's little to earn and many to keep
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Buildverb

To construct (software) by compiling its source code.

Maintainverb

state categorically

Buildverb

To be converted into software by compilation, usually with minimal human intervention.

This code won't build any more. Have you made any changes?

Maintainverb

of power or authority

Buildnoun

The physique of a human body; constitution or structure of a human body.

Rugby players are of sturdy build.

Maintainverb

maintain for use and service;

I keep a car in the countrysideShe keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips

Buildnoun

Any of various versions of a software product as it is being developed for release to users.

The computer company has introduced a new prototype build to beta testers.

Maintainverb

maintain by writing regular records;

keep a diarymaintain a recordkeep notes

Buildnoun

Any structure, such as a building, statue, pool or forest, created by the player.

I made a build that looked like the Parthenon in that game.

Maintainverb

state or assert;

He maintained his innocence

Buildnoun

constitution of the human body

Maintainverb

support against an opponent;

The appellate court upheld the verdict

Buildnoun

alternative names for the body of a human being;

Leonardo studied the human bodyhe has a strong physiquethe spirit is willing but the flesh is weak

Maintainverb

observe correctly or closely;

The pianist kept time with the metronomekeep countI cannot keep track of all my employees

Buildverb

make by combining materials and parts;

this little pig made his house out of strawSome eccentric constructed an electric brassiere warmer

Buildverb

form or accumulate steadily;

Resistance to the manager's plan built up quicklyPressure is building up at the Indian-Pakistani border

Buildverb

build or establish something abstract;

build a reputation

Buildverb

improve the cleansing action of;

build detergents

Buildverb

order, supervise, or finance the construction of;

The government is building new schools in this state

Buildverb

give form to, according to a plan;

build a modern nationbuild a million-dollar business

Buildverb

be engaged in building;

These architects build in interesting and new styles

Buildverb

found or ground;

build a defense on nothing but the accused person's reputation

Buildverb

bolster or strengthen;

We worked up couragebuild up confidenceramp up security in the airports

Buildverb

develop and grow;

Suspense was building right from the beginning of the opera