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sustain

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of sustain

  1. 1 to supply with nourishment a granola bar should sustain you long enough to last until lunch Synonyms of sustain nourish, nurture Words Related to sustain sate, satiate, satisfy; nurse, suckle; cloy, fill, surfeit; fortify, replenish, strengthen; feed; board, cater, provision, victual

  2. 2 to come to a knowledge of (something) by living through it sustained serious injuries in the car crash Synonyms of sustain endure, feel, have, know, pass, see, suffer, experience, taste, undergo, witnessWords Related to sustain encounter, meet; accept, receive; assimilate, digest

  3. 3 to put up with (something painful or difficult) I won't sustain such insolence! Synonyms of sustain abide, absorb, accept, bide [chiefly dialect], brook, countenance, endure, go, hack, handle, meet, pocket, stand, stick out, stomach, support, bear, sweat out, take, tolerate, wear [British]Words Related to sustain allow, permit, suffer, swallow; reconcile (to); acquiesce, agree (with or to), assent (to), capitulate, consent (to), respect, submit (to), yield (to)Near Antonyms of sustain decline, dismiss, refuse, reject, repudiate, spurn, turn down; combat, contest, fight, oppose, resist; avoid, bypass, circumvent, dodge, elude, escape, evade, miss; abstain (from), forbear, refrain (from)

  4. 4 to hold up or serve as a foundation for that old chair won't sustain your weight Synonyms of sustain bear, bolster, brace, buttress, carry, prop (up), shore (up), stay, support, undergird, underpin, upholdWords Related to sustain steady, truss, underlie


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