sostenere

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From Latin sustinēre, present active infinitive of sustineō.

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sostenere (transitive)

  1. to support, to hold up, to prop, to carry the weight of
  2. to sustain, to bear, to stand, to suffer
  3. to support, to back, to stand up for, to uphold, to defend
  4. to state, to assert, to claim, to maintain
  5. (theater) to play, to act

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