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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

The arts, quite simply, nourish the soul. They sustain, comfort, inspire. There is nothing like that exquisite moment when you first discover the beauty of connecting with others in celebration of larger ideals and shared wisdom.
Gordon Gee

I hope I'm in a position to make stuff that I really want to make as opposed to stuff that I just have to make for money reasons, or to sustain a certain marquee value.
Paul Walker

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

Confidence is the most important single factor in this game, and no matter how great your natural talent, there is only one way to obtain and sustain it: work.
Jack Nicklaus
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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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