Synonyms of sustain in English:


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See Spanish definition of preservar


1‘they were concerned that the balcony might not be able to sustain the weight’

bear, support, carry, stand, keep up, prop up, shore up, bolster, underpin, buttress

collapse under

2‘she had lived life to the full, but now had only the memories of such times to sustain her’

comfort, help, assist, encourage, succour, support, give strength to, be a source of strength to, be a tower of strength to, buoy up, carry, cheer up, hearten, see someone through
informal buck up

torment, plague

3‘they were unable to sustain a coalition’

continue, carry on, keep up, keep going, keep alive, keep in existence, keep, maintain, prolong, preserve, conserve, protract, perpetuate, bolster up, prop up, retain, extend

4‘she had a slab of bread and cheese to sustain her’

maintain, continue, preserve, keep, keep alive, keep going, provide for
nourish, feed, nurture, provide board for

5‘six Marines sustained slight injuries’

undergo, experience, go through, suffer, endure

6‘the allegation was not sustained by any court’

uphold, validate, ratify, vindicate, confirm, endorse, approve
verify, corroborate, substantiate, bear out, prove, authenticate, attest to, back up, evidence, justify