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"
- direct troponym / full troponym
- S: (v) retain, continue, keep, keep on (allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature) "We cannot continue several servants any longer"; "She retains a lawyer"; "The family's fortune waned and they could not keep their household staff"; "Our grant has run out and we cannot keep you on"; "We kept the work going as long as we could"; "She retained her composure"; "this garment retains its shape even after many washings"
- direct hypernym / inherited hypernym / sister term
- S: (v) continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve (keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last) "preserve the peace in the family"; "continue the family tradition"; "Carry on the old traditions"
- S: (v) keep, maintain, hold (cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean') "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes"
- derivationally related form
- W: (n)
prolongation [Related to: prolong] (the consequence of being lengthened in duration)
- W: (n)
prolongation [Related to: prolong] (the act of prolonging something) "there was an indefinite prolongation of the peace talks"
- W: (adj)
sustainable [Related to: sustain] (capable of being sustained)
- W: (n)
sustainer [Related to: sustain] (someone who upholds or maintains) "firm upholders of tradition"; "they are sustainers of the idea of democracy"
- W: (n)
sustenance [Related to: sustain] (the act of sustaining life by food or providing a means of subsistence) "they were in want of sustenance"; "fishing was their main sustainment"
- sentence frame
- 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"