Sustain

/suhstey'n/

Sense: Verb


  1. Supply with necessities and support.

    1. She alone sustained her family.
    2. The money will sustain our good cause.
    3. There's little to earn and many to keep.
    Synonym(s):
  2. Admit as valid.

    1. The court sustained the motion.
  3. Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts.

    1. His story confirmed my doubts.
    2. The evidence supports the defendant.
    Antonym(s):
  4. Be the physical support of; carry the weight of.

    1. The beam holds up the roof.
    2. He supported me with one hand while i balanced on the beam.
    3. What's holding that mirror?.
    Synonym(s):
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Pronunciation
Syllable Hyphenation
sus•tain
IPA Transcription
/sʌsteɪ'n/
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