Associations to the word «Sustain»


SUSTAIN, noun. (music) A mechanism which can be used to hold a note, as the right pedal on a piano.
SUSTAIN, verb. (transitive) To maintain, or keep in existence.
SUSTAIN, verb. (transitive) To provide for or nourish.
SUSTAIN, verb. (transitive) To encourage (something).
SUSTAIN, verb. (transitive) To experience or suffer (an injury, etc.).
SUSTAIN, verb. (transitive) To confirm, prove, or corroborate.
SUSTAIN, verb. To keep from falling; to bear; to uphold; to support.
SUSTAIN, verb. To aid, comfort, or relieve; to vindicate.

Dictionary definition

SUSTAIN, 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".
SUSTAIN, 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".
SUSTAIN, verb. Provide with nourishment; "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children".
SUSTAIN, 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".
SUSTAIN, 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?".
SUSTAIN, verb. Admit as valid; "The court sustained the motion".
SUSTAIN, verb. Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts; "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant".

Wise words

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