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Sustain

Pronunciation of Sustain
/səstˈe͡ɪn/, /səstˈe‍ɪn/, /s_ə_s_t_ˈeɪ_n/

Antonyms for sustain:

contradict, harm, injure.

Synonyms for sustain:

Sense 4 (noun)

embolden, hearten, uplift.

affirm (verb)

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.

aid (verb)

serve, abet, fund, benefit, support, minister, relieve, help, mother, attend, endow, facilitate, motivate, tend, foster, assist, aid, encourage.

assist (verb)

uphold, back, avail, favor, succor.

endure, experience (verb)

go, withstand, have, stomach, tolerate, suffer, digest, see, stand, abide, undergo, brook.

feed (verb)

breast-feed, nurture, wine and dine, nourish, fatten, feed, nurse, cater to, suckle.

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.

stative (verb)

keep up, prolong.

Sense 1

embolden, hearten, outwear.

Sense 2

fortify, uplift, justify, stabilize, buoy, cancel.

Sense 3

build up.

assist

facilitate.

continue

go on, keep on, live on.

defend

retain.

endure

hold on.

prop

bolster.

prop up

buttress.

protect

defend.

support

back, support, undergird.

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