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.

sustain

English

Noun

(wikipedia sustain) (en noun)
  • (music) A mechanism which can be used to hold a note, as the right pedal on a piano.
  • Verb

    (en verb)
  • To maintain, or keep in existence.
  • To provide for or nourish.
  • provisions to sustain an army
  • To encourage (something ).
  • To experience or suffer (an injury, etc. ).
  • * Dryden
  • Shall Turnus, then, such endless toil sustain ?
  • * Shakespeare
  • You shall sustain more new disgraces.
  • To confirm, prove, or corroborate.
  • to sustain a charge, an accusation, or a proposition
  • To keep from falling; to bear; to uphold; to support.
  • A foundation sustains''' the superstructure; an animal '''sustains''' a load; a rope '''sustains a weight.
  • To aid, comfort, or relieve; to vindicate.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • * Dryden
  • his sons, who seek the tyrant to sustain

    Derived terms

    * sustainable * sustainedly

    connive

    English

    Verb

    (conniv)
  • 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
  • * Burke
  • In many of these, the directors were heartily concurring; in most of them, they were encouraging, and sometimes commanding; in all they were conniving .
  • * Macaulay
  • The government thought it expedient, occasionally, to connive at the violation of this rule.
  • (archaic) To open and close the eyes rapidly; to wink.
  • * Spectator
  • The artist is to teach them how to nod judiciously, and to connive with either eye.
  • to be a wench
  • References

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