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Synonyms for sustain
səˈsteɪn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. prolong, sustain, keep up(verb)

    lengthen or extend in duration or space

    "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"

    Synonyms:
    have, suffer, keep up, keep, draw out, nurture, support, hold up, hold, confirm, protract, follow, extend, get, corroborate, maintain, nourish, substantiate, affirm, keep abreast, preserve, conserve, prolong

  2. suffer, sustain, have, get(verb)

    undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

    "She suffered a fracture in the accident"; "He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars"; "She got a bruise on her leg"; "He got his arm broken in the scuffle"

    Synonyms:
    bring forth, take, dumbfound, ache, make, endure, mystify, experience, develop, draw, have, maintain, hold, become, confirm, receive, keep, scram, consume, go, stimulate, sire, drive, engender, put up, fix, pay back, digest, get under one's skin, suffer, stick, puzzle, set about, affirm, get down, incur, deliver, hurt, contract, abide, grow, prolong, beat, stomach, start, tolerate, birth, arrest, accept, meet, brook, give, bring, bewilder, mother, own, buzz off, catch, set out, let, feature, obtain, beget, substantiate, flummox, get, generate, stand, have got, find, amaze, take in, vex, start out, convey, capture, give birth, aim, induce, throw, perplex, lose, stupefy, gravel, begin, stick out, fetch, nourish, father, bear, nurture, hold up, arrive, corroborate, produce, acquire, come, keep up, pay off, pose, possess, support, bugger off, cause, ingest, nonplus, commence, baffle

  3. nourish, nurture, sustain(verb)

    provide with nourishment

    "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"

    Synonyms:
    have, suffer, keep up, keep, nurture, support, hold up, hold, bring up, confirm, foster, nutrify, rear, aliment, get, corroborate, maintain, nourish, substantiate, affirm, raise, prolong, parent

  4. sustain, keep, maintain(verb)

    supply with necessities and support

    "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"

    Synonyms:
    retain, conserve, get, support, hold back, corroborate, exert, affirm, hold on, hold up, continue, stay fresh, wield, have, go along, defend, assert, celebrate, hold open, keep, proceed, nurture, keep up, observe, nourish, go on, hold, uphold, confirm, save, preserve, prevent, restrain, keep open, suffer, keep on, asseverate, maintain, prolong, keep back, substantiate

  5. hold, support, sustain, hold up(verb)

    be the physical support of; carry the weight of

    "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"

    Synonyms:
    take, hold in, hold out, make, endure, fend for, affirm, view as, underpin, carry, book, concur, have, maintain, hold, last, moderate, corroborate, confirm, retain, nourish, nurse, defy, support, go, stick up, keep up, patronise, guard, prevail, declare, withstand, adjudge, tolerate, indorse, accommodate, abide, control, prolong, stomach, harbour, patronage, live, reserve, check, hold back, stick out, brook, give, take hold, go for, patronize, deem, apply, stand up, obtain, substantiate, survive, get, bind, stand, have got, entertain, plunk for, live on, curb, back, restrain, keep, concord, keep back, oblige, throw, arrest, hold water, contain, back up, suffer, bear, nurture, subscribe, take for, hold up, harbor, detain, defend, put up, confine, keep going, bear out, admit, digest, plump for, endorse, halt, obligate, agree, delay

  6. sustain(verb)

    admit as valid

    "The court sustained the motion"

    Synonyms:
    keep up, get, confirm, nourish, prolong, maintain, hold up, affirm, nurture, substantiate, support, suffer, have, corroborate, keep, hold

  7. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm(verb)

    establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts

    "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"

    Synonyms:
    actualise, realise, abide, embody, verify, get, support, stomach, defend, plunk for, hold up, substantiate, keep going, actualize, back, have, avow, fend for, patronise, stick out, assert, back up, keep, digest, nurture, keep up, corroborate, endorse, validate, reassert, hold, confirm, bear out, incarnate, affirm, swan, subscribe, brook, indorse, body forth, tolerate, suffer, endure, stand, aver, maintain, prolong, nourish, realize, patronize, underpin, plump for, patronage, put up, swear, bear

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sustain

    A person may bear a load either when in motion or at rest; he carries it only when in motion. The stooping Atlas bears the world on his shoulders; swiftly moving Time carries the hour-glass and scythe; a person may be said either to bear or to carry a scar, since it is upon him whether in motion or at rest. If an object is to be moved from the place we occupy, we say carry; if to the place we occupy, we say bring. A messenger carries a letter to a correspondent, and brings an answer. Take is often used in this sense in place of carry; as, take that letter to the office. Carry often signifies to transport by personal strength, without reference to the direction; as, that is more than he can carry; yet, even so, it would not be admissible to say carry it to me, or carry it here; in such case we must say bring. To lift is simply to raise from the ground, tho but for an instant, with no reference to holding or moving; one may be able to lift what he could not carry. The figurative uses of carry are very numerous; as, to carry an election, carry the country, carry (in the sense of capture) a fort, carry an audience, carry a stock of goods, etc. Compare CONVEY; KEEP; SUPPORT.

    Synonyms:
    bear, bring, carry, convey, lift, move, remove, take, transmit, transport

    Antonyms:
    drop, fall under, give up, let go, shake off, throw down, throw off

    Preposition:
    To carry coals to Newcastle; carry nothing from, or out of, this house; he carried these qualities into all he did; carry across the street, over the bridge, through the woods, around or round the corner; beyond the river; the cable was carried under the sea.

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sustain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    bear, support, uphold, preserve, hold up, keep from falling

  2. sustain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    nourish, maintain, subsist, keep alive, supply with food

  3. sustain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    suffer, undergo, endure

  4. sustain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    sanction, approve, confirm, ratify

  5. sustain(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    justify, prove, establish, confirm

How to use sustain in a sentence?

  1. Dejan Stojanovic:

    Pretense cannot sustain blind power.

  2. Maya Angelou:

    I sustain myself with the love of family

  3. Epictetus:

    All philosophy lies in two words Sustain and Abstain.

  4. Nancy Pelosi:

    The votes will be there to sustain a veto, no question.

  5. Gary Parker:

    You get much lower than 3, and you can’t sustain life.


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