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  • verbkeep up, maintain
  • verbendure, experience

synonyms for sustain

  • assist
  • bolster
  • buoy
  • continue
  • defend
  • help
  • nurse
  • preserve
  • save
  • aid
  • approve
  • back
  • bankroll
  • bear
  • befriend
  • brace
  • buttress
  • carry
  • comfort
  • confirm
  • convey
  • endorse
  • favor
  • feed
  • foster
  • lug
  • nourish
  • nurture
  • pack
  • prolong
  • prop
  • protract
  • ratify
  • relieve
  • supply
  • support
  • tote
  • transfer
  • transport
  • uphold
  • validate
  • verify
  • go for
  • keep alive
  • keep from falling
  • keep going
  • lend a hand
  • provide for
  • shore up
  • stand by
  • stick up for
See also synonyms for: sustained / sustaining / sustains
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antonyms for sustain

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  • harm
  • hinder
  • hurt
  • obstruct
  • stop
  • abbreviate
  • condemn
  • contradict
  • deny
  • deprive
  • disagree
  • disapprove
  • discourage
  • disprove
  • hold
  • ignore
  • injure
  • invalidate
  • keep
  • let down
  • let go
  • maintain
  • neglect
  • oppose
  • refuse
  • reject
  • shorten
  • starve
  • take
  • trouble
  • veto
  • weaken
  • abstain
  • discontinue
  • halt
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To sustain, a rather elevated word, suggests completeness and adequacy in supporting: The court sustained his claim. To support is to hold up or add strength to, literally or figuratively: The columns support the roof. To maintain is to support so as to preserve intact: to maintain an attitude of defiance. Uphold applies especially to supporting or backing another, as in a statement, opinion, or belief: to uphold the rights of a minority.

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How to use sustain in a sentence

To be sure, Russia’s economic ability to sustain its expansionism is questionable.
BUTTERFLY EFFECT: THE NEXT U.S.-RUSSIA CONFLICT THEATER COULD BE THE MEDITERRANEANCHARU KASTURISEPTEMBER 17, 2020OZY
In some countries, officials are concerned not only that Facebook and Google are capturing much of the advertising dollars that have sustained journalism, but also with the types of articles getting shared.
FACEBOOK PLANS TO BLOCK USERS IN AUSTRALIA FROM SHARING NEWSCLAIRE ZILLMAN, REPORTERSEPTEMBER 1, 2020FORTUNE
The idea is that prices will only face sustained upward pressure when the economy is using all its resources –- including labor.
AFTER $20 TRILLION IN PANDEMIC RELIEF SPENDING, THERE’S STILL NO SIGN OF INFLATION. WHAT HAPPENED?BERNHARD WARNERAUGUST 25, 2020FORTUNE
We’re trying to make enough for food, to sustain our households.
CORONAVIRUS HIT LATINOS HARDER THANKS TO A PERFECT STORM OF DISPARITIESMAYA SRIKRISHNANAUGUST 12, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
Earlier, in the Jurassic and Cretaceous periods, dinosaurs roamed Antarctica because enhanced volcanic activity, in the absence of those mountain chains, sustained carbon dioxide levels around 1,000 parts per million, compared to 415 ppm today.
HOW EARTH’S CLIMATE CHANGES NATURALLY (AND WHY THINGS ARE DIFFERENT NOW)HOWARD LEEJULY 21, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
We feel like our responsibility is to do everything we can to sustain a certain level of success — as you look at it over a five-year period, a seven-year period, a 10-year period.
THE DODGERS’ LEGACY MAY DEPEND ON THIS SHORT SEASONROBERT O'CONNELLJULY 13, 2020FIVETHIRTYEIGHT
We each decided it would be best to lean into some collaborations to sustain us.
NEW GEOMETRIC PERSPECTIVE CRACKS OLD PROBLEM ABOUT RECTANGLESKEVIN HARTNETTJUNE 25, 2020QUANTA MAGAZINE
Sadly, Leath was pronounced dead when she arrived at the hospital, but, luckily, the civilian has sustained only minor injuries.
24-YEAR-OLD OFFICER FATALLY SHOT WHILE TRYING TO SAVE A WOMAN ON A DOMESTIC VIOLENCE CALLD. N.APRIL 15, 2020NO STRAIGHT NEWS
These outbreaks also must be sustained by wide person-to-person spread that can’t be traced back to the country in which the outbreak began.
WHO CALLS COVID-19 A GLOBAL PANDEMICJONATHAN LAMBERTMARCH 11, 2020SCIENCE NEWS FOR STUDENTS
She was therefore prepared to sustain her part in the drama Routemberg was bringing on the tapis.
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WORDS RELATED TO SUSTAIN

  • afford
  • aid
  • arrange
  • assist
  • avail
  • benefit
  • bow
  • comfort
  • convenience
  • defer
  • favor
  • furnish
  • gratify
  • help
  • humor
  • indulge
  • oblige
  • pamper
  • please
  • provide
  • serve
  • settle
  • submit
  • suit
  • supply
  • support
  • sustain
  • yield
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.