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The Meaning of sustain

  • (v. t.) To keep from falling; to bear; to uphold; to support; as, a foundation sustains the superstructure; a beast sustains a load; a rope sustains a weight.
  • (v. t.) Hence, to keep from sinking, as in despondence, or the like; to support.
  • (v. t.) To maintain; to keep alive; to support; to subsist; to nourish; as, provisions to sustain an army.
  • (v. t.) To aid, comfort, or relieve; to vindicate.
  • (v. t.) To endure without failing or yielding; to bear up under; as, to sustain defeat and disappointment.
  • (v. t.) To suffer; to bear; to undergo.
  • (v. t.) To allow the prosecution of; to admit as valid; to sanction; to continue; not to dismiss or abate; as, the court sustained the action or suit.
  • (v. t.) To prove; to establish by evidence; to corroborate or confirm; to be conclusive of; as, to sustain a charge, an accusation, or a proposition.
  • (n.) One who, or that which, upholds or sustains; a sustainer.

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 , bring forth , take , dumbfound , ache , make , endure , mystify , experience , develop , draw , become , receive , scram , consume , go , stimulate , sire , drive , engender , put up , fix , pay back , digest , get under one's skin , stick , puzzle , set about , get down , fuck off , incur , deliver , hurt , contract , abide , grow , beat , stomach , start , tolerate , birth , arrest , accept , meet , brook , give , bring , bewilder , mother , own , buzz off , catch , set out , let , feature , obtain , beget , flummox , 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 , father , bear , arrive , produce , acquire , come , pay off , pose , possess , bugger off , cause , ingest , nonplus , commence , baffle , bring up , foster , nutrify , rear , aliment , raise , parent , retain , hold back , exert , hold on , continue , stay fresh , wield , go along , defend , assert , celebrate , hold open , proceed , observe , go on , uphold , save , prevent , restrain , keep open , keep on , asseverate , keep back , hold in , hold out , fend for , view as , underpin , carry , book , concur , last , moderate , nurse , defy , stick up , patronise , guard , prevail , declare , withstand , adjudge , indorse , accommodate , control , harbour , patronage , live , reserve , check , take hold , go for , patronize , deem , apply , stand up , survive , bind , entertain , plunk for , live on , curb , back , concord , oblige , hold water , contain , back up , subscribe , take for , harbor , detain , confine , keep going , bear out , admit , plump for , endorse , halt , obligate , agree , delay , actualise , realise , embody , verify , actualize , avow , validate , reassert , incarnate , swan , body forth , aver , realize , swear , move , transmit , lift , remove , transport

Antonyms

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

Rhymes

abstain , again , airplane , alain , alayne , ane , aquitaine , arcane , arraign , ascertain , attain , bahrain , bain , bane , biplane , birdbrain , blain , blaine , bloodstain , brain , brattain , brisbane , butane , cain , caine , campaign , cane , cellophane , chain , champagne , champaign , champlain , charlemagne , cheyne , chlordane , cocaine , complain , contain , costain , crane , dane , deign , delaine , detain , disdain , dogbane , domain , drain , duane , duquesne , dwayne , elaine , entertain , ethane , explain , eyestrain , fain , fane , feign , fontaine , forebrain , gain , germaine , germane , grain , henbane , humane , hurricane , hussein , inane , inhumane , insane , jain , jane , jayne , kain , kane , kayne , lain , lane , laraine , legerdemain , lindane , lorain , loraine , lorraine , main , maine , maintain , mane , membrane , messiaen , methane , migraine , monoplane , moraine , mundane , obtain , ordain , pain , paine , pane , payne , pentane , pertain , plain , plane , polyurethane , preordain , procaine , profane , propane , rain , rayne , refrain , regain , reign , rein , remain , restrain , retain , retrain , romain , romaine , sain , sane , seatrain , skein , slain , spain , sprain , stain , stane , strain , swain , terrain , thane , train , twain , ukraine , urbane , urethane , vain , vane , vein , wain , wane , warplane , wayne , windowpane , zane , ahlen , aine , alaine , alane , allain , aven , ayn , baine , bayne , beauchaine , beauchene , biscayne , blane , blayne , cayne , chastain , constrain , crain , dayne , decrane , defrain , deschaine , devane , dewayne , domaine , draine , drane , duan , duchaine , dufrane , dushane , duwayne , elayne , fein , floodplain , fraine , frane , frayn , galane , grein , hahne , hain , hane , hayn , helane , heyne , hossain , iain , jermaine , jyishane , kahane , krain , krane , krein , lehane , maclaine , mcbane , mccain , mccane , mckain , mclain , mclean , mcwain , mustain , paign , quain , charlayne , craine , crayne , dahrain , demain , elane , frain , frayne , frein , germain , hayne , heyn , kaine , lafountain , laine , lennane , ln , mayne , mcbain , mcclain , mcclaine , mcclane , mcguane , mckane , mclane , mcquain , meyn , morain , okane , overtrain , raine , reine , ruane , sartain , serbaine , shain , shaine , shane , shayne , slaine , slane , swaine , swayne , thain , thaine , tirane , torain , trane , tremaine , tulane , uptain , urbain , veyne , vrain