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Another word for sustain

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Verb
  1. To keep in a condition of good repair, efficiency, or use

    See also:

    keep

  2. To hold up

      1. To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
      2. To bear or hold up (an amount of weight):
      3. To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to:
      1. To hold or support while moving; bear:
      2. To move or take from one place to another; transport:
      3. To escort or accompany.
      1. To carry (something) on one's person from one place to another:
      2. To move from one place to another while containing or supporting (something); convey or transport:
      3. To cause to move by or with steady pressure; push:
    See also:

    over

  3. To keep from yielding or failing during stress or difficulty

      1. To hold aloft; raise:
      2. To prevent from falling or sinking; support:
      3. To maintain or affirm:
      1. To bear the weight of, especially from below; keep from falling, sinking, or slipping:
      2. To bear or hold up (an amount of weight):
      3. To keep from weakening or failing; give confidence or comfort to:
      1. An object placed beneath or against a structure to keep it from falling or shaking; a support.
      2. One that serves as a means of support or assistance.
      3. To support by placing something beneath or against; shore up.
      1. A float moored in water to mark a location, warn of danger, or indicate a navigational channel.
      2. A life buoy.
      3. To keep afloat or aloft:
      1. A long narrow pillow or cushion.
      2. To support or prop up with or as if with a long narrow pillow or cushion.
      3. To buoy up or hearten:
    See also:

    help

Another word for sustain

Verb
  1. To carry

  2. To nourish

  3. To defend