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sustain [ suh-steyn ]
Main Entry: sustain
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: keep up, maintain
Synonyms: aid, approve, assist, back, bankroll, bear, befriend, bolster, brace, buoy, buttress, carry, comfort, confirm, continue, convey, defend, endorse, favor, feed, foster, go for, help, keep alive, keep from falling, keep going, lend a hand, lug, nourish, nurse, nurture, pack, preserve, prolong, prop, protract, provide for, ratify, relieve, save, shore up, stand by, stick up for, supply, support, tote, transfer, transport, uphold, validate, verify
Antonyms: discontinue, halt, stop
Main Entry: sustain
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: endure, experience
Synonyms: abide, bear, bear up under, bear with, brook, digest, encounter, feel, go, hang in, have, know, live with, put up with, see, stand up to, stand*, stomach*, suffer, take it, tolerate, undergo, withstand
Antonyms: abstain, discontinue, stop
Main Entry: accommodate
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: perform service
Synonyms: afford, aid, arrange, assist, avail, benefit, bow, comfort, convenience, defer, favor, furnish, gratify, help, humor, indulge, oblige, pamper, please, provide, serve, settle, submit, suit, supply, support, sustain, yield
Antonyms: bar, block, frustrate, hinder, impede, limit, obstruct, prevent, stop
Main Entry: afford
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: able to have or do; within financial means
Synonyms: allow, be able to, be disposed to, bear, have enough for, have the means for, incur, manage, spare, stand, support, sustain
Main Entry: aid
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: help, support
Synonyms: abet, alleviate, assist, bail out, befriend, benefact, encourage, favor, go to bat for, go with, lend a hand, lighten, mitigate, open doors for, promote, relieve, serve, stick up for, straighten out, subsidize, sustain
Antonyms: block, hinder, hurt, impede, injure, obstruct
Main Entry: assist
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: help
Synonyms: abet, aid, back, bail out, benefit, boost, collaborate, cooperate, do for, expedite, facilitate, further, give a boost, give a leg up, give a lift, go down the line for, go for, go to bat for, go with, grease the wheels, hype*, lend a hand, make a pitch for, open doors, plug*, puff, push*, put on the map, reinforce, relieve, ride shotgun, root for, run interference for, serve, stand up for, stump, support, sustain, take care of, thump, work for, work with
Antonyms: hinder, hurt, stop, thwart
Main Entry: attest
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: affirm, vouch for
Synonyms: adjure, announce, argue, assert, asservate, authenticate, aver, bear out, bear witness, certify, confirm, corroborate, countersign, declare, demonstrate, display, exhibit, give evidence, indicate, prove, ratify, seal, show, substantiate, support, sustain, swear, testify, uphold, verify, warrant, witness
Antonyms: deny
Main Entry: back
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: support
Synonyms: abet, abide by, advocate, ally, angel*, assist, bankroll, boost, champion, countenance, encourage, endorse, favor, finance, give a boost, give a leg up, give a lift, go to bat for, grubstake, sanction, second, side with, sponsor, stake, stand behind, stick by, stick up for, subsidize, sustain, underwrite, uphold
Antonyms: discourage, dissuade
Main Entry: bear
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: support mentally
Synonyms: cherish, entertain, exhibit, harbor, have, hold, hold up, maintain, possess, shoulder, sustain, uphold, weigh upon
Main Entry: befriend
Part of Speech: verb
Definition: make social acquaintance; support
Synonyms: advise, aid, assist, back, benefit, buddy up, case out, come on to, cotton to, encourage, favor, get chummy with, get in with, help, hit it off, patronize, side with, stand by, sustain, take under one's wing, take up with, uphold, welcome
Antonyms: ignore, neglect
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