Definitions and translations for "sustain"

Definition of sustain

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Noun
1. A mechanism which can be used to hold a note, as the right pedal on a piano.
Verb
2. To maintain, or keep in existence.
3. To provide for or nourish.
Provisions to sustain an army
4. To encourage (something).
5. To experience or suffer (an injury, etc.).
6. To confirm, prove, or corroborate.
To sustain a charge, an accusation, or a proposition
7. To keep from falling; to bear; to uphold; to support.
A foundation sustains the superstructure; an animal sustains a load; a rope sustains a weight.
8. To aid, comfort, or relieve; to vindicate.
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English - English - sustain

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v. support, provide for, finance; support from below; nourish; assist; encourage, comfort; endure, withstand; prolong, maintain, preserve; experience, undergo; uphold, affirm; confirm

English - Spanish - sustain

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v. sustentar, dar ayuda a, mantener, soportar, sostener; afirmar, creer

English - French - sustain

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v. soutenir, supporter; endurer, subir, éprouver; prolonger; recevoir

English - German - sustain

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v. ertragen, unterstützen; erleiden; verlängern; empfangen; aufrechterhalten, unterhalten, am Leben halten

English - Indonesian - sustain

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v. menopang, menyangga, membenarkan, menyokong, memungkinkan, menderita, mengalami, menahan, meneruskan, memperpanjang

English - Italian - sustain

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v. sostenere, sorreggere, sopportare; resistere a; essere di aiuto a; confortare, aiutare; mantenere, provvedere al sostentamento di; subire, patire, soffrire; confermare, corroborare, convalidare

English - Polish - sustain

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v. podtrzymywać, przetrzymać coś, dźwigać, doznać, odnieść, ponieść, doświadczać, rola: wypełniać należycie rolę, podtrzymać, dźwignąć, doznawać, odnosić, odnosić się, doświadczyć

English - Portuguese - sustain

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v. sustentar, carregar; manter; prolongar; receber

English - Romanian - sustain

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v. suporta, ajuta, îndura

English - Russian - sustain

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г. подпирать, поддерживать, подкреплять, испытывать, выдерживать, выносить, доказывать, подтверждать

English - Turkish - sustain

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f. desteklemek, taşımak, çekmek, katlanmak, uğramak, maruz kalmak, geçindirmek, finanse etmek, devam ettirmek, sürdürmek, kabul etmek, onaylamak, doğrulamak, cesaret vermek, güç vermek, hakkını vererek yapmak, notayı uzatmak, iyi oynamak (rol)

English - Ukrainian - sustain

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v. підпирати, підтримувати, зазнавати, видержати, видержувати, виживити, виживлювати

English - Dutch - sustain

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ww. houden,dragen; ondersteunen; lijden; verlengen; krijgen,verkrijgen

English - Greek - sustain

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ρήμ. υποστηρίζω, βαστάζω, συντηρώ, υποφέρω

English - Arabic - sustain

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‏قاسى، قدم برهان، تحمل، تكبد، ساند، غذى، عزز، أيد، بقي، قوى، مثل ببراعة، واصل، مدد، أطاق‏

English - Chinese - sustain

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(动) 支撑; 维持, 供养; 承受, 承担; 支援

English - Chinese - sustain

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(動) 支撐; 維持, 供養; 承受, 承擔; 支援

English - Hindi - sustain

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v. संभालना, थामना, बनाए रखना, जीवित रखना, भुगतना, झेलना

English - Japanese - sustain

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(動) 支える; 下から支える; 支援する; 維持する; 元気づける; 養う; 延ばす; 経験する; 断定する

English - Korean - sustain

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동. 버티다, 유지하다; 부양하다; 돕다; 격려하다, 위로하다; 견디다, 지탱하다; 상처를 입다, 겪다; 떠받치다; 확증하다

English - Vietnamese - sustain

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v. chống, chịu được, chấp nhận
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Synonyms for sustain
1. endure: bear, suffer, undergo, support
2. support: uphold, carry, bear up, hold up
3. nourish: nurture, support, subsist, maintain
4. support: aid, help, defend, supply, furnish, befriend, cater
5. confirm: approve, ratify, justify, corroborate, uphold, establish
Verb forms for sustain
Present participle: sustaining
Present: sustain (3.person: sustains)
Past: sustained
Future: will sustain
Present conditional: would sustain
Present Perfect: have sustained (3.person: has sustained)
Past Perfect: had sustained
Future Perfect: will have sustained
Past conditional: would have sustained