Synonyms of 'sustain'
to maintain or continue for a period of timeHe has sustained his fierce social conscience.
to suffer (an injury or loss)Every aircraft in there has sustained some damage.
The peace process has suffered a serious blow now.
couples who have experienced the trauma of divorce
New recruits have been undergoing training in recent weeks.
He was still feeling pain from a stomach injury.
She bore her sufferings bravely.
He'd endured years of pain and sleepless nights because of arthritis.
A politician has to be able to withstand criticism from the Press.
bear up under
to keep up the strength or energy of (someone)I am sustained by letters of support.
If you're not willing to help me, I'll find somebody who will.
a software system to aid managers in decision-making
He put his arm round her, trying to comfort her.
She fostered a fierce ambition.
a chemical that assists in the manufacture of proteins
a programme to relieve poor countries
Seema's interest in literature was nurtured by her parents.
to keep up the strength or energy of (someone)not enough food to sustain a mouse
The food the mother eats nourishes both her and her baby.
to support (something) from belowThe magnets have lost the capacity to sustain the weight.
to support or agree with (a decision or statement)The court sustained his objection.
The crown court upheld the magistrate's decision.
Mrs Suarez is due to be confirmed as President on Friday.
I can endorse this statement wholeheartedly.
MPs approved the bill by a majority of 97.
They have yet to ratify the treaty.
The government has not verified any of these reports.
Give the retailer your winning ticket to validate.
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in the sense of aid
to help financially or in other waysa software system to aid managers in decision-making
in the sense of approve
to authorize or agree toMPs approved the bill by a majority of 97.
go along with,
buy into (informal),
give the go-ahead to (informal),
give the green light to,
O.K. or okay (informal)
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