Synonyms for Sustained:

adj.

continued (adjective)
continued, unceasing, extended, interminable, persistent, maintained, protracted, persevering, abiding, prolonged.
drawn-out (adjective)
prolonged.
long (adjective)
protracted.
maintained (adjective)
continued, continuous, uninterrupted, supported, backed, constant.

n.

constant, lasting, on and on, never-ending, long, for some time, enduring, long-term. sustained (noun)
free burning, continuous, uninterrupted.

v.

affirmed (verb)
Propounded, pronounced, pledged, declared, promised, endorsed, admitted, affirmed, asserted, acknowledged, Testified, certified, Claimed, ratified, stated, Submitted, set down, assured, accepted, expressed, corroborated, validated, attested, proclaimed, Contended, Averred, Adjured, verified, professed, Avouched, approved, warranted.
aided (verb)
Tended, assisted, facilitated, Benefited, fostered, endowed, aided, Abetted, funded, Helped, motivated, attended, Served, Ministered, relieved, Mothered, supported.
assisted (verb)
favored, Succored, Upheld, Availed, backed.
continued (verb)
continued, maintained, Persisted, Persevered, prolonged, abided, extended, protracted.
defended (verb)
Policed, covered, Replied, Retorted, countered, saved, Averted, Responded, safeguarded, Rebutted, backfired, counterattacked, protected, Fended, Warded, shielded, secured, sheltered, guarded, Answered, Resisted, buffered, barred, Argued, barricaded, Screened, Returned, opposed, Defended.
fed (verb)
nursed, nourished, suckled, wined and dined, breast-fed, fattened, catered to, Nurtured, fed.

Other synonyms:

long. Other relevant words:
lasting, free burning, long, uninterrupted, constant, continuous, never-ending, long-term, enduring.

Usage examples for sustained

  1. The cause is well sustained by a high order of talent; and we trust soon to see the influence of it in all her public acts. – The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus by American Anti-Slavery Society
  2. As she floated there, as though sustained by some unseen force, she saw in the distance a small boat approaching over the storm- tossed waves. – The Marrow of Tradition by Charles W. Chesnutt
  3. Nobody sustained him at Court, for Vaudemont had everybody in his favour. – The Memoirs of Louis XIV., Volume 3 And His Court and of The Regency by Duc de Saint-Simon