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sub·sist

 (səb-sĭst′)
v. sub·sist·ed, sub·sist·ing, sub·sists
v.intr.
1.
a. To exist; be.
b. To remain or continue in existence.
2. To maintain life; live: subsisted on one meal a day.
3. To be logically conceivable.
v.tr.
To maintain or support with provisions.

[Latin subsistere, to support : sub-, sub- + sistere, to stand; see stā- in Indo-European roots.]

sub·sist′er n.
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subsist

(səbˈsɪst)
vb (mainly intr)
1. (often foll by on) to be sustained; manage to live: to subsist on milk.
2. to continue in existence
3. (foll by in) to lie or reside by virtue (of); consist
4. (Philosophy) philosophy
a. to exist as a concept or relation rather than a fact
b. to be conceivable
5. (tr) obsolete to provide with support
[C16: from Latin subsistere to stand firm, from sub- up + sistere to make a stand]
subˈsistent adj
subˈsister n
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sub•sist

(səbˈsɪst)

v.i.
1. to exist; continue in existence.
2. to remain alive; live, as on food, resources, etc.
3. to have existence in, or by reason of, something.
4. to reside, lie, or consist (usu. fol. by in).
v.t.
5. to provide sustenance or support for; maintain.
[1540–50; < Latin subsistere to remain =sub- sub- + sistere to stand, make stand; see stand]
sub•sist′ing•ly, adv.
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subsist


Past participle: subsisted
Gerund: subsisting

Imperative
subsist
subsist
Present
I subsist
you subsist
he/she/it subsists
we subsist
you subsist
they subsist
Preterite
I subsisted
you subsisted
he/she/it subsisted
we subsisted
you subsisted
they subsisted
Present Continuous
I am subsisting
you are subsisting
he/she/it is subsisting
we are subsisting
you are subsisting
they are subsisting
Present Perfect
I have subsisted
you have subsisted
he/she/it has subsisted
we have subsisted
you have subsisted
they have subsisted
Past Continuous
I was subsisting
you were subsisting
he/she/it was subsisting
we were subsisting
you were subsisting
they were subsisting
Past Perfect
I had subsisted
you had subsisted
he/she/it had subsisted
we had subsisted
you had subsisted
they had subsisted
Future
I will subsist
you will subsist
he/she/it will subsist
we will subsist
you will subsist
they will subsist
Future Perfect
I will have subsisted
you will have subsisted
he/she/it will have subsisted
we will have subsisted
you will have subsisted
they will have subsisted
Future Continuous
I will be subsisting
you will be subsisting
he/she/it will be subsisting
we will be subsisting
you will be subsisting
they will be subsisting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been subsisting
you have been subsisting
he/she/it has been subsisting
we have been subsisting
you have been subsisting
they have been subsisting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been subsisting
you will have been subsisting
he/she/it will have been subsisting
we will have been subsisting
you will have been subsisting
they will have been subsisting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been subsisting
you had been subsisting
he/she/it had been subsisting
we had been subsisting
you had been subsisting
they had been subsisting
Conditional
I would subsist
you would subsist
he/she/it would subsist
we would subsist
you would subsist
they would subsist
Past Conditional
I would have subsisted
you would have subsisted
he/she/it would have subsisted
we would have subsisted
you would have subsisted
they would have subsisted
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.subsist - support oneself; "he could barely exist on such a low wage"; "Can you live on $2000 a month in New York City?"; "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"
breathe - be alive; "Every creature that breathes"
freewheel, drift - live unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely; "My son drifted around for years in California before going to law school"
live on, survive, last, live, endure, hold out, hold up, go - continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?"
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subsist

verb stay alive, survive, keep going, make ends meet, last, live, continue, exist, endure, eke out an existence, keep your head above water, sustain yourself Almost every employee must moonlight simply to subsist.
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subsist

verb
1. To have being or actuality:
2. To have reality or life:
3. To maintain existence in a certain way:
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Translations

subsist

[səbˈsɪst] VIsubsistir
to subsist on sthsubsistir a base de algo
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subsist

[səbˈsɪst] visubsister
to subsist on sth → subsister avec qch
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subsist

vi (form)sich ernähren, leben (on von)
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subsist

[səbˈsɪst] vi to subsist on sthvivere di qc
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

subsist

vi. subsistir, sobrevivir.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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He gives a very plausible account of her behaviour at Langford; I wish it may be true, but his intelligence must come from herself, and I am less disposed to believe it than to lament the degree of intimacy subsisting, between them implied by the discussion of such a subject.
But I had no intention on that account of attempting to master all the particular sciences commonly denominated mathematics: but observing that, however different their objects, they all agree in considering only the various relations or proportions subsisting among those objects, I thought it best for my purpose to consider these proportions in the most general form possible, without referring them to any objects in particular, except such as would most facilitate the knowledge of them, and without by any means restricting them to these, that afterwards I might thus be the better able to apply them to every other class of objects to which they are legitimately applicable.
Thus by degrees the Snakes have become a scattered, broken-spirited, impoverished people; keeping about lonely rivers and mountain streams, and subsisting chiefly upon fish.
The family were in somewhat humble circumstances, subsisting by cultivation of a small and not very fertile plantation.
The ceremony made use of at the reception of a stranger is somewhat unusual; as soon as he enters, all the courtiers strike him with their cudgels till he goes back to the door; the amity then subsisting between us did not secure me from this uncouth reception, which they told me, upon my demanding the reason of it, was to show those whom they treated with that they were the bravest people in the world, and that all other nations ought to bow down before them.
Kwara state ALGON also said that there is a subsisting and final judgment of the state high court, Ilorin delivered on June 13, 2019 between Hajia Risikat Opakunle and 15 others vs Governor of Kwara state and two others, 'that determined that the governor and the state House of Assembly cannot dissolve the local government councils in the state or suspend the 16 local government council chairmen in Kwara state during the tenure of their respective offices that will expire on November 27, 2020.
Gonzales, however, said that Tulfo's marriage with Licup 'is still subsisting' when he married his second wife which was grounds for bigamy.
The official news agency of Nepal- National News Agency (RSS) has tried to underestimate the cordial relations happily subsisting between Nepal and China by disseminating a news item relating to health of erstwhile spiritual leader of Tibet the Dalai Lama.
Stories of deprivation, of subsisting on matzo and butter, or bananas and sour cream, once made the rounds: In my family, they were as much a part of the holiday lore as tales of the biblical Exodus.
The Liberian President said, 'As you celebrate this milestone, I entertain the hope that the cordial ties of friendship and cooperation subsisting between our two countries will be further strengthened for the mutual benefit of our two peoples.'
New Delhi, Oct.19 ( ANI ): The Supreme Court (SC) has ruled that in a Hindu marriage, a second wife would also be entitled to alimony, if she was kept in the dark about the subsisting first marriage of her husband.