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  • verbkeep up, maintain
  • verbendure, experience

synonyms for sustains

  • 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
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antonyms for sustains

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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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How to use sustains in a sentence

It is thus that God can draw good from evil; he chastises his people, and yet sustains them with his hand.
THE JESUIT RELATIONS AND ALLIED DOCUMENTS, VOL. II: ACADIA, 1612-1614VARIOUS
Refraining from vowing to him, man sustains a character no higher than the wicked who restrain prayer before God.
THE ORDINANCE OF COVENANTINGJOHN CUNNINGHAM
We worship the universe of the true spirit, visible, invisible, and all that sustains the welfare of the good creation.
ARCHAIC ENGLANDHAROLD BAYLEY
Its fluent grace and ease of diction compels and sustains the interest of the reader, whatever page he may peruse.
WILLIAM BRADFORD OF PLYMOUTHALBERT HALE PLUMB
It is an easy habit to acquire, and it sustains its interest: it is inexpensive.
THE EUGENIC MARRIAGE, VOL. 3 (OF 4)W. GRANT HAGUE
In other lyrical pieces Mr. Sharp sustains a patriotic vein with fervour.
SOLOMON MAIMON: AN AUTOBIOGRAPHY.SOLOMON MAIMON
The band of steel is so extremely flexible that it sustains the state of perpetual curve.
THE HILLS AND THE VALERICHARD JEFFERIES
Adieu, my much-loved friend, but not for ever; the hope of a re-union sustains the dying and the living.
THE SHEEPFOLD AND THE COMMON, VOL. II (OF 2)TIMOTHY EAST
The lowest of these emanations is the matter which sustains extension or magnitude, and with it the process ceases.
A HISTORY OF MEDIAEVAL JEWISH PHILOSOPHYISAAC HUSIK
Who can explain how food sustains life; how light reveals material objects, how sound conveys ideas to our minds?
WHEN THE HOLY GHOST IS COMES. L. BRENGLE
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