Definitions of sustain:
  • verb:   admit as valid
    Example: "The court sustained the motion"
  • verb:   supply with necessities and support
    Example: "She alone sustained her family"
  • verb:   lengthen or extend in duration or space
    Example: "We sustained the diplomatic negociations as long as possible"
  • verb:   undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)
  • verb:   establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts
  • verb:   provide with nourishment
    Example: "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"
  • verb:   be the physical support of; carry the weight of

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