sustain

1
as in to nurture
to supply with nourishment a granola bar should sustain you long enough to last until lunch

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2
as in to experience
to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it sustained serious injuries in the car crash

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as in to support
to hold up or serve as a foundation for that old chair won't sustain your weight

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“Sustain.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/sustain. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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