/ rɪˈmeɪn; rɪˋmen
(usu not used in the continuous tenses 通常不用於進行時態)
[I] be left or still present after other parts have been removed or used or dealt with 剩下; 剩餘; 遺留: After the fire, very little remained of my house.
火災過後, 寒舍所剩無幾. * If you take 3 from 8, 5 remains.
8減3剩5. * The fact remains that she was lying.
事實表明她說的是假話. * leave the remaining points for our next meeting
文) be left to be seen, done, said, etc 留待以後去看﹑ 去做﹑ 去說等: It remains to be seen
(ie We shall know later) whether you are right.
你是否正確, 以後可見分曉. * Much remains to be done.
要做的事情還很多. * Nothing remains except for me to say goodbye.
[I, Ipr, Ip] (esp fml
尤作莊重語) stay in the same place; stay behind 停留; 逗留; 留下: I remain in London until May.
我在倫敦一直呆到五月. * The aircraft remained on the ground.
那飛機仍停在地面. * She left, but I remained (behind).
[La, Ln] continue to be; stay in the same condition 仍然是; 保持不變: remain standing, seated, etc
一直站著﹑ 坐著等 * He remained silent.
他保持沉默. * Let things remain as they are.
一切保持現狀吧. * In spite of their quarrel, they remained the best of friends.
/ meɪnˈteɪn; menˋten
[Tn, Tn.pr] ~ sth (with sth)
cause sth to continue; keep sth in existence at the same level, standard, etc 保持或維持某事物: maintain friendly relations, contacts, etc (with sb)
（與某人）保持友好關係﹑ 接觸等 * enough food to maintain one's strength
足以維持體力的食物 * maintain law and order
維持法治 * maintain prices
, ie prevent them falling 維持住物價（防止跌落） * maintain one's rights
保留自己的權利 * Maintain your speed at 60 mph.
你要保持每小時60英里的速度. * The improvement in his health is being maintained.
[Tn] support (sb) financially 在財務上支持（某人）; 贍養; 扶養: earn enough to maintain a family in comfort
掙的錢足以維持一家人過舒適的生活 * This school is maintained by a charity.
該校由一慈善機構資助. * She maintains two sons at university.
[Tn] keep (sth) in good condition or working order 保養, 維修（某物）: maintain the roads, a house, a car, etc
保養道路﹑ 房子﹑ 汽車等 * Engineers maintain the turbines.
機修工維修渦輪機. * a well-maintained house
[Tn, Tf] assert (sth) as true 斷言（某事）屬實; 堅持: maintain one's innocence
堅持自己無辜 * maintain that one is innocent of a charge
Oxford Advanced Learners' Dictionary of Current English（簡稱OALD）edition 4