♦ (to) sustain

♦ (to) sustain
♦ (to) sustain /səˈsteɪn/
v. t.
1 sostenere; reggere; sopportare; subire: The roof is sustained by four pillars, il tetto è retto (o sostenuto) da quattro pilastri; to sustain a defeat [a heavy loss], subire una sconfitta [una grave perdita]; to sustain a debate, sostenere un dibattito; (teatr.) to sustain a part (o a role) sostenere una parte
2 sostenere; sostentare; mantenere: Food sustains life, il cibo sostiene il corpo (o ci mantiene in vita)
3 (leg.) appoggiare; approvare; accogliere; pronunciarsi in favore di: to sustain a claim, appoggiare una rivendicazione; accogliere un ricorso; to sustain an objection, accogliere un'eccezione: The judge sustained the plaintiff, il giudice si pronunciò in favore dell'attore
4 confermare; convalidare; rafforzare; corroborare: to sustain a charge, confermare un'accusa; to sustain a statement, convalidare un'asserzione; to sustain a theory, corroborare una teoria
5 sostenere; sorreggere: She was sustained by her faith in God, era sorretta dalla fede in Dio
6 (fis.) sostentare (nell'aria, nell'acqua, nello spazio)
7 (mus.) sostenere; tenere a lungo; filare: to sustain a note, tenere a lungo (o filare) una nota
● (leg.: in un processo) Objection sustained! (formula), obiezione (o eccezione) accolta!

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