sustentar

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Borrowed from Latin sustentāre, present active infinitive of sustentō.

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sustentar (first-person singular present indicative sustento, past participle sustentado)

  1. (transitive) to sustain
  2. (transitive) to support, underpin
  3. first-person singular (eu) personal infinitive of sustentar
  4. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) personal infinitive of sustentar
  5. first-person singular (eu) future subjunctive of sustentar
  6. third-person singular (ele and ela, also used with você and others) future subjunctive of sustentar

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin sustentāre, present active infinitive of sustentō.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /sustenˈtaɾ/, [sust̪ẽn̪ˈt̪aɾ]

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sustentar (first-person singular present sustento, first-person singular preterite sustenté, past participle sustentado)

  1. (transitive) to sustain, support, underpin (physically)
  2. (transitive) to sustain, support (i.e. provide resources)
  3. (transitive, figuratively) to support, underpin, [uphold]]
  4. (reflexive) to be supported, be underpinned, be sustained

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