Detailed Translations for keep from English to French


to keep verb (keeps, kept, keeping)

  1. to keep (conserve; preserve)
    maintenir; garder; conserver; préserver
    • maintenir verb (maintiens, maintient, maintenons, maintenez, )
    • garder verb (garde, gardes, gardons, gardez, )
    • conserver verb (conserve, conserves, conservons, conservez, )
    • préserver verb (préserve, préserves, préservons, préservez, )
  2. to keep (don't let go of; retain; hold)
    tenir; retenir; ne pas laisser aller; garder; garder chez soi
    • tenir verb (tiens, tient, tenons, tenez, )
    • retenir verb (retiens, retient, retenons, retenez, )
    • garder verb (garde, gardes, gardons, gardez, )
  3. to keep
  4. to keep (can; preserve; tin)
    • conserver verb (conserve, conserves, conservons, conservez, )

Conjugations for keep:

  1. keep
  2. keep
  3. keeps
  4. keep
  5. keep
  6. keep
simple past
  1. kept
  2. kept
  3. kept
  4. kept
  5. kept
  6. kept
present perfect
  1. have kept
  2. have kept
  3. has kept
  4. have kept
  5. have kept
  6. have kept
past continuous
  1. was keeping
  2. were keeping
  3. was keeping
  4. were keeping
  5. were keeping
  6. were keeping
  1. shall keep
  2. will keep
  3. will keep
  4. shall keep
  5. will keep
  6. will keep
continuous present
  1. am keeping
  2. are keeping
  3. is keeping
  4. are keeping
  5. are keeping
  6. are keeping
  1. be kept
  2. be kept
  3. be kept
  4. be kept
  5. be kept
  6. be kept
  1. keep!
  2. let's keep!
  3. kept
  4. keeping
1. I, 2. you, 3. he/she/it, 4. we, 5. you, 6. they

Translation Matrix for keep:

NounRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- bread and butter; donjon; dungeon; hold; livelihood; living; support; sustenance
VerbRelated TranslationsOther Translations
conserver can; conserve; keep; preserve; tin aid someone financially; back someone; balm; collect; conserve; cure; detain; embalm; gather together; glean; guard; guard from; hang on; hold; horde; keep up; lay up; lock up; maintain; pick up; pickle; preserve; protect; provide for; put in gaol; put up; retain; salt; save; secure; shield; souse; stand by; stand firm; stock; store; support; uphold
garder conserve; don't let go of; hold; keep; preserve; retain allocate; detain; equip with an alarm system; guard; hang on; herd; hold; keep and eye on; keep free; keep watch over; lay; lay aside; lock up; maintain; monitor; patrol; place; preserve; protect; put; put aside; put away; put down; put in gaol; reserve; restrain; safeguard; save; secure; set aside; shield; stand by; stand firm; store; supervise; uphold; watch
garder chez soi don't let go of; hold; keep; retain keep at home
maintenir conserve; keep; preserve bear; continue; endure; guard; hang on; hold; hold up; insist; keep up; maintain; not revoke; not take back; persist; preserve; protect; render permanent; save; shield; stand; stand by; stand firm; tolerate; uphold
ne pas laisser aller don't let go of; hold; keep; retain
préserver conserve; keep; preserve cover; cure; equip with an alarm system; fence in; fence off; guard; guard from; herd; lay; lock up; place; preserve; protect; put; put down; safeguard; save; secure; shield; watch over
retenir don't let go of; hold; keep; retain allocate; blur; charter; conceal; control; cross; crush; deduct; detain; discourage; disguise; dissuade; gloss over; grab; hang on; have got hold of; hide; hinder; hold; hold back; hush up; keep back; keep in control; keep under control; lock up; maintain; mantle; moderate; obstruct; oppose; preserve; prevent; pulverise; pulverize; put aside; put away; put in gaol; recant; record; remain standing; remember; reserve; restrain; retract; revoke; rub fine; sabotage; set aside; stand by; stand firm; stand still; stay put; stem; stop; subdue; suppress; take back; thwart; uphold; upset; veil; withhold
tenir don't let go of; hold; keep; retain bear; detain; endure; have; have got hold of; hold; lock up; own; persist; possess; put in gaol; stand; tolerate
tenir avec keep
- celebrate; continue; go along; go on; hold; hold back; hold on; hold open; keep back; keep on; keep open; maintain; observe; preserve; prevent; proceed; restrain; retain; save; stay fresh; sustain
OtherRelated TranslationsOther Translations
- feed; support

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Related Definitions for "keep":

  1. a cell in a jail or prison1
  2. the main tower within the walls of a medieval castle or fortress1
  3. the financial means whereby one lives1
    • each child was expected to pay for their keep1
  4. prevent (food) from rotting1
    • keep potatoes fresh1
  5. stick to correctly or closely1
    • The pianist kept time with the metronome1
    • keep count1
    • I cannot keep track of all my employees1
  6. maintain by writing regular records1
    • keep a diary1
    • keep notes1
  7. supply with necessities and support1
    • There's little to earn and many to keep1
  8. hold and prevent from leaving1
    • The student was kept after school1
  9. retain possession of1
    • Can I keep my old stuffed animals?1
    • She kept her maiden name after she married1
  10. look after; be the keeper of; have charge of1
    • He keeps the shop when I am gone1
  11. maintain for use and service1
    • I keep a car in the countryside1
    • She keeps an apartment in Paris for her shopping trips1
  12. have as a supply1
    • I always keep batteries in the freezer1
    • keep food for a week in the pantry1
    • She keeps a sixpack and a week's worth of supplies in the refrigerator1
  13. store or keep customarily1
    • Where do you keep your gardening tools?1
  14. retain rights to1
    • keep my job for me while I give birth1
    • keep my seat, please1
  15. allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature1
    • The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff1
    • Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on1
    • We kept the work going as long as we could1
  16. keep under control; keep in check1
    • keep your cool1
  17. stop (someone or something) from doing something or being in a certain state1
    • His snoring kept me from falling asleep1
  18. behave as expected during of holidays or rites1
  19. conform one's action or practice to1
    • keep appointments1
    • she never keeps her promises1
    • We kept to the original conditions of the contract1
  20. supply with room and board1
    • He is keeping three women in the guest cottage1
    • keep boarders1
  21. raise1
    • She keeps a few chickens in the yard1
    • he keeps bees1
  22. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,1
    • keep clean1
    • The students keep me on my toes1
  23. continue a certain state, condition, or activity1
  24. maintain in safety from injury, harm, or danger1
    • May God keep you1
  25. fail to spoil or rot1
    • These potatoes keep for a long time1

Wiktionary Translations for keep:

  1. main tower
  1. of livestock: to raise; to care for
  2. to continue
  3. to maintain the condition of; to preserve
  4. to maintain possession of
  1. achever entièrement.
  2. maintenir en bon état, apporter le soin nécessaire pour empêcher qu’une chose ne se gâter, ne dépérir.
  3. poursuivre ce qui commencer.
  4. mettre, écrire quelque chose sur un registre, ou seulement en prendre note.
  5. Retenir en sa possession.
  6. tenir ferme et fixe.
  7. Traductions à trier suivant le sens
  8. prendre la défense de quelqu’un, de quelque chose ; prêter secours et appui.
  9. continuer d’être à un endroit ou dans un état.
  10. Arrêter, maintenir, faire demeurer.
  11. garantir, préserver, tirer du péril, mettre en sûreté.
  12. Renfermer, ranger, mettre en lieu sûr, à l’abri. (Sens général).
  13. Taire : Ne pas dire (sens général)
  14. Avoir en main, entre les bras, de manière à ne pas laisser aller.
  1. (term, Architecture médiévale) tour la plus forte du château où se conservaient les archives et le trésor et où se concentraient les derniers efforts de la défense.

Cross Translation:
keep tenir houden — niet laten varen, het bezit ervan niet verliezen
keep préserver; conserver; garder bewaren — ervoor zorgen dat iets niet verloren raakt
keep garder aufheben — etwas behalten bzw. nicht wegwerfen
keep conserver; garder bewahren — etwas Positives auch in einer schwierigen Situation beibehalten
keep nourrir ernähren — für den Lebensunterhalt sorgen, verpflegen
keep conserver; garder gaumen — (transitiv), Schweiz: nicht antasten lassen, schützen, verteidigen
keep tenir haltenphysisch: etwas durch Ausüben einer Gegenkraft an der Bewegung hindern
keep garder mitnehmenübertragen: behalten, zu seinem Besitz machen (beispielsweise kostenlose Ware)

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