Lengthen or extend in duration or space:
— We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible.
Undergo (as of injuries and illnesses).
Dutch: kwakkelen, sukkelen, tobben
Provide with nourishment:
— We sustained ourselves on bread and water.
Supply with necessities and support:
— She alone sustained her family.
— The money will sustain our good cause.
Be the physical support of; carry the weight of.
Admit as valid.
Establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts.
Moby thesaurus: abide, abide with, admit, advocate, affirm, afford support, allege in support, allow, answer, approve, argue for, assert, attest, authenticate, authorize, back, back up, be exposed to, be subjected to, bear ... show more.
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