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sustain

824 synonyms found

Pronunciation:

[səstˈe͡ɪn], [səstˈe‍ɪn], [s_ə_s_t_ˈeɪ_n]
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Synonyms for Sustain:

affirm (verb)

accept, acknowledge, adjure, admit, affirm, approve, assert, assure, attest, aver, avouch, certify, claim, contend, corroborate, declare, endorse, express, maintain, pledge, proclaim, profess, promise, pronounce, propound, ratify, set down, state, submit, support, testify, validate, verify, warrant.

aid (verb)

abet, aid, assist, attend, benefit, encourage, endow, facilitate, foster, fund, help, minister, mother, motivate, relieve, serve, tend.

assist (verb)

avail, back, favor, succor, uphold.

continue (verb)

abide, continue, extend, persevere, persist, prolong, protract.

defend (verb)

answer, argue, avert, backfire, bar, barricade, buffer, counter, counterattack, cover, defend, fend, guard, oppose, police, protect, rebut, reply, resist, respond, retort, return, safeguard, save, screen, secure, shelter, shield, ward.

feed (verb)

breast-feed, cater to, fatten, feed, nourish, nurse, nurture, suckle, wine and dine.

Other synonyms and related words:

A, Perdure, abandon, abide with, about, absolutely, absolve, absorb, aby, acceptable, accommodate, accredit, ache, acknowledgement, acquire, acquit, act, act upon, actualise, actualize, adequate for, adequately capable of, adhere, adjudge, advance, advocate, affirmed, afford, afford support, agree, agree to, agree with, aim, align, aliment, all but, allege in support, allow, ally, almost, also, amaze, appeal, appear, apply, approve of, approved, archaic use, argue for, around, arraign, arrest, arrive, asseverate, assuredly, ate, austere, authenticate, authorize, avow, back up, badly, baffle, bandage, bank up, bankroll, be -in action, be adamant, be assiduous, be behind, be composed, be constant, be diligent, be exposed to, be familiar with, be indefatigable, be inflexible, be intractable, be intransigent, be obdurate, be obstinate, be patient, be persistent, be pertinacious, be plucky, be safe, be sedulous, be staunch, be steadfast, be stubborn, be subjected to, be tenacious, be tireless, be untiring, bear, bear out, bear up, bear up under, bear with, beat, become, beef up, befriend, beget, begin, bewilder, beyond, bide, bind, birth, board, bolster, bolster up, book, boost, brace, brace up, braced, braces, bracket, brave, bread, bridge, bring, bring forth, bring up, brook, bugger off, buoy, buoy up, buttress, buzz off, call, can, capture, care, care for, carry, carry on, carry through, catalyze, catch, cater, cause, celebrate, certainly, champion, check, cherish, circumstantiate, cite, classic, clinch, cling to, closely, coddle, come, come to grips with, comfort, commence, completely, concord, concur, concur with, condone, confine, confirm, conserve, consider, considerably, consume, contain, contemplate, contend for, continuance, continue to be, contract, control, convey, copyright, correctly, cosset, countenance, couple, cracked, cradle, create, crutch, cultivate, curb, cushion, decently, decide, deem, defeat time, defense, defy, defy time, dejected, delay, deliver, demonstrate, demonstrated, detain, develop, digest, dine, display, distich, distinguished, document, draw, draw out, drive, drop, dry-nurse, due, duet, dumbfound, duo, dwell, elevate, embody, embolden, embrace, eminent, encounter, endorsed, endure, endure with perseverance, energise, energize, enforce, engage, engender, engross, ensure, entertain, entirely, espouse, establish, established, exacerbate, exactly, exceptional, excite, exculpate, excuse, exert, exhibit, exist, experience, explain, extraordinary, face, fairly, famous, father, favour, feature, feel, fend for, fetch, fight for, fill, finance, find, fit for, fix, float, float high, flummox, fodder, follow, fondle, forage, form, formalize, fortify, forward, found, fuck off, fuel, fully, furnish, furnish support, gain, generate, get, get something, get worse, gird, give, give birth, give one's imprimatur, give strength, give support, go, go along, go far, go for, go on, go through, grass, gratify, gravel, graze, great, greatly, ground, grow, guarantee, hack, halt, handle, hang in, hang in there, hang onto, harbor, harbour, hard, harden, hardly, harp upon, harsh, have, have got, have left, have rightfully, have within, hearten, highly, hinder, hold, hold back, hold in, hold on, hold open, hold out, hold up, hold up under, hold water, hold with, hurt, illustrious, improve, inaugurate, incarnate, incite, incur, incurrence, indorse, induce, inflame, inflexible, ingest, injure, invent, invigorate, involve, irritate, justify, keep, keep abreast, keep afloat, keep alive, keep at, keep back, keep from falling, keep going, keep informed, keep intact, keep inviolate, keep on, keep on foot, keep on ice, keep open, keep safe, keep up, keeping, know, labor under, last, last long, last out, lavish care on, leave immediately, legalize, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize, lend a hand, lend support, lengthen, let, let someone down, lift, live, live on, live through, live with, look after, lose, lug, lump, lump it, mainstay, make, make a plea, make children, make good, make safe, manage, may, meat, meet, meet up with, meet with, mess, moderate, monopolize, move, must, mystify, nearly, need, neglect, nerve, nonplus, not destroy, not endanger, not expend, not use up, not waste, notable, noteworthy, noticeably, nutrify, obligate, oblige, observe, obtain, occupy, odd, offer as collateral, ok, okay, on, on the whole, operate, outstanding, outwear, own, pack, pair, pamper, parent, particularly, pass, pass through, pasture, patent, patronage, patronise, patronize, pay, pay back, pay off, perennate, perfectly, perform, permission, perpetuate, perplex, persevere at, persevere in, persevere with, persist in, persist with, pillow, play, plead for, plump for, plunk for, pocket, pose, positively, possess, practically, preserve, prevail, prevent, probate, proceed, produce, prolongation, prominent, promote, prop, prop up, properly, props, prove, proven, provender, provide, provide for, provision, provoke, purchase, pursue doggedly, purvey, push against, put on, put up with, puzzle, quicken, quite, raise, rather, rationalize, realise, realize, really, rear, reassert, receive, recognize, recovery, recruit, reenforce, refect, refresh, refrigerate, refute, regale, register, reinforce, reinforcement, reinvigorate, remain, remain dogged, remarkable, remove, render strong, renew, repeat, rescue, reserve, resolve, restore, restrain, restrengthen, retain, ride high, rigid, rigorous, riposte, riprap, run, run up against, sample, sanction, satisfy, say in defense, scaffold, scaffolding, scram, screw up, seconder be, see, see through, sense, set about, set out, set up, settle, shore, shore up, shoring, shortly, shoulder, show, show determination, show grit, show pluck, showing, significantly, sire, slightly, smart under, somehow, somewhat, soon, spare, speak for, speak up for, specially, spend, spoon-feed, stabilise, stabilize, stand, stand fast, stand firm, stand for, stand under, stand up for, stand up to, stand-by, start, start out, state categorically, stay, stay fresh, stay on, steel, stick, stick out, stick to, stick up, stick up for, stick with, stiff, stiffen, stimulate, stomach, strain, strengthen, strike, strut, stupefy, subject oneself to, submit to, subscribe, subscribe to, subsidize, subsist, substantially, substantiate, subvention, subventionize, suffer, suffer from, supply, supply support, supported, suppress, surely, survive, sustainer, swallow, swan, swear, sympathize, take, take care of, take effect, take for, take hold, take it, take it lying down, take up with, take-in, tarry, taste, temper, thole, thoroughly, throw, tide over, tie, tolerable, tolerate, too, totally, tote, toughen, transfer, transmit, transport, trigger, twosome, unbending, under pin, under prop, under set, underbrace, undergird, undergo, underlie, underpin, underset, undertaking, ungrateful, unjustly, unthankful, unyielding, upbear, upkeep, uplift, upraise, urge reasons for, utterly, very, vex, victual, view as, vindicate, vitalize, vivify, waft, wear, wear well, weather, wet-nurse, wholly, wield, withstand, witness, work, worthy of, yet.

Rhymes for Sustain:

  1. complain, fain, champagne, regain, cane, pertain, vain, chain, crane, rogaine, rein, lorraine, rain, paine, wayne, train, mane, cocaine, brain, gain, pain, humane, contain, slain, campaign, pane, insane, profane, jain, hussein, swain, retain, preordain, sane, urbane, arcane, refrain, remain, grain, ingrain, ordain, inane, domain, main, champlain, spain, strain, sprain, restrain, deign, drain, romain, reign, ukraine, champaign, obtain, romaine, bahrain, feign, maintain, vane, constrain, twain, wane, germane, wain, explain, butane, maine, plane, vein, detain, mundane, stain, disdain, attain, arraign, plain, bane;
  2. amain, again, abstain;
  3. ascertain, inhumane, entertain, aquitaine;
  4. legerdemain;

Quotes for Sustain:

  1. Religion is inwardly focused and driven only to sustain itself. Kary Mullis.
  2. I wanted something very dense, something that would sustain long and more pieces of wood that would be soft, sweet, for more of a mellow sound. Les Paul.
  3. I've learned to try to sustain myself by holding on to the integrity of who I am. I'm not talking big diva. I'm quiet. I'm shy. And I became stronger when I stopped trying to be the person they wanted me to be. Crystal Waters.

Idioms of Sustain:

  1. sustain sm in sth;
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