Synonyms of sustain in English:

sustain


See definition of sustain

verb

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

SYNONYMS

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

ANTONYMS

collapse under

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

SYNONYMS

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

ANTONYMS

torment, plague

3‘they were unable to sustain a coalition’

SYNONYMS

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’

SYNONYMS

maintain, continue, preserve, keep, keep alive, keep going, provide for

nourish, feed, nurture, provide board for

5‘six Marines sustained slight injuries’

SYNONYMS

undergo, experience, go through, suffer, endure

6‘the allegation was not sustained by any court’

SYNONYMS

uphold, validate, ratify, vindicate, confirm, endorse, approve

verify, corroborate, substantiate, bear out, prove, authenticate, attest to, back up, evidence, justify