HyperDic: subsist

English > 1 sense of the word subsist:
VERBstativesubsist, exist, survive, livesupport oneself
subsist > pronunciation
Soundssahbsih'st
Rhymesabortionist ... Zionist: 245 rhymes with ihst...
English > subsist: 1 sense > verb 1, stative
Meaningsupport oneself.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s on something; Somebody ----s PP
Example "Many people in the world have to subsist on $1 a day"
Synonymsexist, survive, live
NarrowerbreatheBe alive
freewheel, driftLive unhurriedly, irresponsibly, or freely
Similar tosurvive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold outContinue to live through hardship or adversity
Spanishexistir, morar, persistir, sobrevivir, subsistir, vivir
Catalanexistir, persistir, sobreviure, subsistir, viure
Nounssubsistencea means of surviving
subsisterone who lives through affliction

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