Synonyms for (verb) sustain

Synonyms: have, get, suffer, sustain

Definition: undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)

Usage: She suffered a fracture in the accident; He had an insulin shock after eating three candy bars; She got a bruise on her leg; He got his arm broken in the scuffle

Similar words: receive, experience, get, have

Definition: go through (mental or physical states or experiences)

Usage: get an idea; experience vertigo; get nauseous; receive injuries; have a feeling


Synonyms: sustain

Definition: admit as valid

Usage: The court sustained the motion

Similar words: admit, acknowledge

Definition: declare to be true or admit the existence or reality or truth of

Usage: He admitted his errors; She acknowledged that she might have forgotten


Synonyms: sustain, maintain, keep

Definition: supply with necessities and support

Usage: She alone sustained her family; The money will sustain our good cause; There's little to earn and many to keep

Similar words: hold, have, have got

Definition: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense

Usage: She has $1,000 in the bank; He has got two beautiful daughters; She holds a Master's degree from Harvard


Synonyms: sustain, nourish, nurture

Definition: provide with nourishment

Usage: We sustained ourselves on bread and water; This kind of food is not nourishing for young children

Similar words: cater, supply, provide, ply

Definition: give what is desired or needed, especially support, food or sustenance

Usage: The hostess provided lunch for all the guests


Synonyms: prolong, keep up, sustain

Definition: lengthen or extend in duration or space

Usage: We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible; prolong the treatment of the patient; keep up the good work

Similar words: preserve, uphold, carry on, bear on, continue

Definition: keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

Usage: preserve the peace in the family; continue the family tradition; Carry on the old traditions