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To maintain, prolong, or keep something going
“I was not able to sustain my pure banana diet as it was too extreme.”
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To endure a challenging or traumatic experience
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“I'm not sure if I can sustain the stress from my job for much longer.”
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To experience a challenging or traumatic event, especially an injury or illness
“He would sustain a rolled ankle after stepping on his opponent's foot while playing basketball.”
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To bear or support without breaking or failing
“The elevator can only sustain a maximum of ten individuals.”
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To provide nourishment for
“We still have enough food in the pantry to sustain us for a few days.”
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To strengthen or support physically or mentally
“Thoughts and memories of his family would sustain him during those tough years abroad.”
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To uphold, affirm, or confirm the justice or validity of
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“Kings, presidents, rulers, and magistrates are required to obey, honor, and sustain the law.”
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(care for) To look after
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To make happen or bring about
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To champion or endorse a cause
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To suffuse with vigor, life, energy, or spirit
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To be capable of supplying
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To help financially or in other ways
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Make social acquaintance
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To show or prove to be right or reasonable
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To demonstrate to be true based on facts
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To preserve (something) by not expending or using it
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To take care of without help
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To fix or settle at a given amount, level or degree
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To give strength to on a physiological level
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To contribute in some way to
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To care for (someone) lovingly
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To base on a principle, idea, feeling or physical matter
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To remain in existence, or in the same state, indefinitely or for an extended period
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To fit in with the wishes or needs of
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To have the use or benefit of something
hast (archaic)
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To acquire something, usually over a period of time
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