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Definition of Sustain

Sustain

  1. To keep from falling; to bear; to uphold; to support; as, a foundation sustains the superstructure; a beast sustains a load; a rope sustains a weight.
  2. Hence, to keep from sinking, as in despondence, or the like; to support.
  3. To maintain; to keep alive; to support; to subsist; to nourish; as, provisions to sustain an army.
  4. To aid, comfort, or relieve; to vindicate.
  5. To endure without failing or yielding; to bear up under; as, to sustain defeat and disappointment.
  6. To suffer; to bear; to undergo.
  7. To allow the prosecution of; to admit as valid; to sanction; to continue; not to dismiss or abate; as, the court sustained the action or suit.
  8. To prove; to establish by evidence; to corroborate or confirm; to be conclusive of; as, to sustain a charge, an accusation, or a proposition.
  9. One who, or that which, upholds or sustains; a sustainer.

Sustain Quotations

With the development of industrial capitalism, a new and unanticipated system of injustice, it is libertarian socialism that has preserved and extended the radical humanist message of the Enlightenment and the classical liberal ideals that were perverted into an ideology to sustain the emerging social order.
Noam Chomsky

So long as I'm Commander-in-Chief, we will sustain the strongest military the world has ever known. When you take off the uniform, we will serve you as well as you've served us - because no one who fights for this country should have to fight for a job, or a roof over their head, or the care that they need when they come home.
Barack Obama

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

Even though I have a nice house, nice family, the rest of my generation is still in South Central L.A. My cousins, my brothers, my sisters, they don't wanna move out. They don't want to and they don't have the means to sustain it. That's where my heart is and that's what I think about all the time.
Ice Cube

I never saw a contradiction between the ideas that sustain me and the ideas of that symbol, of that extraordinary figure, Jesus Christ.
Fidel Castro
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Sustain Translations

sustain in Afrikaans is ondersteun
sustain in Dutch is stutten, steunen, schragen
sustain in Finnish is nojata
sustain in French is appuyer
sustain in Italian is poggiare, appogiare, sostenere
sustain in Latin is sustineo, tolero, alo (alui altum), sustento
sustain in Portuguese is sustente
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