Synonyms of sustain


1. prolong, sustain, keep up, continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve

usage: 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"

2. suffer, sustain, have, get, experience, receive, have, get

usage: 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"

3. nourish, nurture, sustain, provide, supply, ply, cater

usage: provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"

4. sustain, keep, maintain, have, have got, hold

usage: 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"

5. hold, support, sustain, hold up

usage: 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?"

6. sustain, admit, acknowledge

usage: admit as valid; "The court sustained the motion"

7. confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm

usage: establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"

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Definition and meaning of sustain (Dictionary)