List of Tener and its derivatives


Contener   To hold back
Detener   To stop
Detener   To arrest
Entretener To entertain
Mantener   To keep
Obtener   To obtein
Mantener   To maintain
Matener   To keep
Sostener   To support
Sostener   To maintain



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24 March 2019

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Meanings of words like tenir

I am confused by this list of words like tener.  Is it correct that DETENER means both to stop and arrest?  This seems logical.  MANTENER seems to mean both maintain and to keep, but what is the distinction between MANTENER and MATENER?  Does SOSTENER mean both to support and to maintain?  Does it also mean to sustain?

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