Sustain vs Connive - What's the difference?
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Sustain is a related term of connive.
As verbs the difference between sustain and connive
is that sustain
is to maintain, or keep in existence while connive
is to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude.
As a noun sustain
is (music) a mechanism which can be used to hold a note, as the right pedal on a piano.
To maintain, or keep in existence.
To provide for or nourish.
To encourage (something ).
To experience or suffer (an injury, etc. ).
- provisions to sustain an army
- Shall Turnus, then, such endless toil sustain ?
To confirm, prove, or corroborate.
- You shall sustain more new disgraces.
To keep from falling; to bear; to uphold; to support.
- to sustain a charge, an accusation, or a proposition
To aid, comfort, or relieve; to vindicate.
- A foundation sustains''' the superstructure; an animal '''sustains''' a load; a rope '''sustains a weight.
- his sons, who seek the tyrant to sustain
to cooperate with others secretly in order to commit a crime; to collude
to plot or scheme
to pretend to be ignorant of something in order to escape blame; to ignore a fault deliberately
* Jeremy Taylor
- to connive at what it does not approve
- In many of these, the directors were heartily concurring; in most of them, they were encouraging, and sometimes commanding; in all they were conniving .
(archaic) To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink.
- The government thought it expedient, occasionally, to connive at the violation of this rule.
to be a wench
- The artist is to teach them how to nod judiciously, and to connive with either eye.