Key: "S:" = Show Synset (semantic) relations, "W:" = Show Word (lexical) relations
Display options for sense: (gloss) "an example sentence"
- S: (v) prolong, sustain, keep up (lengthen or extend in duration or space) "We sustained the diplomatic negotiations as long as possible"; "prolong the treatment of the patient"; "keep up the good work"
- S: (v) suffer, sustain, have, get (undergo (as of injuries and illnesses)) "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"
- S: (v) nourish, nurture, sustain (provide with nourishment) "We sustained ourselves on bread and water"; "This kind of food is not nourishing for young children"
- S: (v) sustain, keep, maintain (supply with necessities and support) "She alone sustained her family"; "The money will sustain our good cause"; "There's little to earn and many to keep"
- S: (v) hold, support, sustain, hold up (be the physical support of; carry the weight of) "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?"
- S: (v) sustain (admit as valid) "The court sustained the motion"
- S: (v) confirm, corroborate, sustain, substantiate, support, affirm (establish or strengthen as with new evidence or facts) "his story confirmed my doubts"; "The evidence supports the defendant"