Pronunciation of Sustain
/səstˈe͡ɪn/, /səstˈeɪn/, /s_ə_s_t_ˈeɪ_n/
Synonyms for sustain:
Sense 4 (noun)
profess, contend, assert, propound, affirm, accept, assure, declare, verify, acknowledge, adjure, ratify, corroborate, pronounce, set down, claim, testify, pledge, proclaim, endorse, submit, approve, promise, express, warrant, state, aver, attest, validate, avouch, certify, admit.
endure, experience (verb)
keep up, maintain (verb)
foster, nurse, carry, assist, prop, back, nurture, save, bolster, preserve, prolong, uphold, nourish, keep going, go for, convey, endorse, transport, verify, aid, ratify, befriend, confirm, protract, defend, buttress, continue, validate, relieve, approve, buoy, feed, stand by, favor, support, help, bear.
keep up, prolong.
Usage examples for sustain:
- She knew that she was very fond of John Earl; that he was worthy of her; that he could sustain her manner of life and that his social standing was all that either she or her mother could desire. - "An American Suffragette", Isaac N. Stevens.
- We will see that the proper measures for the freedom of Mrs. Bibb and child are taken, and if it be within our means we will accomplish it- nay we will accomplish it, if the objects be living and the friends sustain us. - "Narrative of the Life and Adventures of Henry Bibb, an American Slave, Written by Himself", Henry Bibb.
- There were some half dozen pictures of the modern French school in this inner room, which helped to sustain the conversation. - "The Lovels of Arden", M. E. Braddon.