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Sustain

To carry on; to maintain. To affirm, uphold or approve, as when an appellate court sustains the decision of a lower court. To grant, as when a judge sustains an objection to testimony or evidence, he or she agrees with the objection and gives it effect.

sustain

v. in trial practice, for a judge to agree that a question asked of a witness is objectionable. Thus, an attorney asks the witness a question, and the opposing lawyer objects, saying the question is "irrelevant, immaterial and incompetent," "leading," "argumentative," or some other objection. If the judge agrees he/she will rule "sustained," meaning the objection is sustained (approved) and the question cannot be asked or answered. However, if the judge finds the question proper, he/she will "over-rule" the objection.

sustain

(Confirm), verb affirm, approve, assent to, attest, authenticate, bear out, buttress, certify, consent to, corroborate, defend, document, endorse, establish, evidence, justify, make firm, prove, ratify, sanction, settle, strenghten, substantiate, support, uphold, uphold in evidence, validate, verify, vindicate
Associated concepts: sustain a lower court's decision

sustain

(Prolong), verb attentuate, bolster, conserve, continue, contribute to, elongate, extend, fortify, guard, keep going, keep up, lengthen, maintain, nourish, preserve, promote, protect, protract, reinforce, save, spare, strengthen, stretch, sustentare, sustinere, uphold
See also: adduce, adhere, agree, aid, allow, approve, assist, attest, authorize, bear, bolster, care, certify, concur, confirm, conserve, continue, corroborate, countenance, defend, demonstrate, document, endure, establish, finance, foster, fund, harbor, help, indorse, justify, keep, last, nurture, organize, pass, perpetuate, persevere, persist, preserve, prolong, promote, protect, provide, reassure, regard, remain, retain, shelter, side, sponsor, subsidize, suffer, supply, support, tolerate, uphold, vouch, witness
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At the event, the future aims and offerings of Cynnal Cymru - Sustain Wales will be discussed: The Sustain Wales Fund | The Sustain Wales Awards | A suite of training programmes | A range of events throughout |Wales as well as Sustainable Event Consultancy A new membership scheme to |allow interested parties to be more involved Sustainable Development |consultancy, mentoring and advice In addition to these new components, Cynnal Cymru continues to run a number of successful projects on behalf of the Welsh Government: The Wales We Want | Support for the Well Being of |Future Generations Bill The Sustainable Development |Charter The Climate Change Commission |for Wales The Sustain Wales Fund is a unique opportunity for any person or organisation to be part of the solution.
CAF has also focused on continually improving its internal norms and guidelines, which should help sustain its ample capital base, strong liquidity, and history of achieving the profitability that has made CAF a self-sustaining institution while building its capital base through earnings retention.
The new partnership will offer clients the itSM Solutions(R) Suite of ITSM Certification and implementation workshops designed to equip IT departments with the skills they need to launch and sustain an ITSM Continuous Service Improvement (CSI) program.