WordReference English-Spanish Dictionary © 2015:

Principal Translations
sustentar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (sostener, apoyar)support vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  hold up vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
  bear the weight of v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Los cimientos sustentan el edificio contra el viento.
 The foundations support the building against the wind.
sustentar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (teoría: apoyar)support vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  back up vtr phrasal insepphrasal verb, transitive, inseparable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, not divisible--for example,"go with" [=combine nicely]: "Those red shoes don't go with my dress." NOT [S]"Those red shoes don't go my dress with."[/S]
 Los datos parecen sustentar su teoría.
 The data seems to support (or: back up) her theory.
sustentar vtrverbo transitivo: Verbo que requiere de un objeto directo ("di la verdad", "encontré una moneda"). (proveer alimentos o recursos)sustain, nourish, support vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat."
  feed and clothe v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Se organizó un puente aéreo para sustentar a la población.
 He organized an airlift to sustain the population.
sustentarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (sostenerse, apoyarse)be supported v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
  rest, stand viintransitive verb: Verb not taking a direct object--for example, "She jokes." "He has arrived."
 El edificio se sustenta con sus sólidos cimientos.
 The building is supported by a solid foundation.
 The building rests on a solid foundation.
sustentarse v prnlverbo pronominal: Verbo que se conjuga con un pronombre átono ("me", "te", "se") que concuerda con el sujeto ("lavarse", "irse", "enojarse"). (teoría: basarse en algo)be based v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
 Mi teoría se sustenta en la hipótesis de Lucas.
 My theory is based on Lucas's hypothesis.
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Compound Forms:
sustentar gastos cover expenses
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